Picansort — a holdup sort and will hope the pace isn't too fast as its better over a shorter distance.
Rigoletto — 75) has been known to lead before and is my 4th top rated so could do enough to make the frame
Spirit Of Zebedee — usually likes to track the early pace setters but it hasn't got any course form but could be a danger if taking to it.
DESERT STRIKE — 80) is versatile with its running style but is in stall 11 which isn't ideal but is my top rated so if getting things right could win or make the frame.
Compton Prince — 72) is my 5th top rated but may struggle here to make the frame unless others falter.
Red Invader — will have to be held up in this race to get the distance as it looks better over shorter and has only slow times at this distance
Ghost Train — 78) is a versatile sort and could possibly set the pace and stall 12 isn't ideal but maybe not the kiss of death in the make-up of this race and is my 2nd top rated.
Encapsulated — 77) comes out in 3rd place on my figures and can be held up or track the leaders and ought to be able to get a good early position from stall 1.
Disclosure — has no form on this surface at this distance and from its form elsewhere it looks as though it either needs further or its a hidden danger in this race.
Tavener — hasnt any form at this distance on this surface and is 0-14 from its all-weather races which have to be negative.
Tidals Baby — has poor recent form and may prefer further to show its best so this race may not be its day.
Pleadings — 71) only comes out 6th in my figures it can be held up or track the pace but may prefer a shorter trip to show its best.
SUMMARY: At 1st glance this race looks quite difficult to analyse to a conclusion but if Rigolleto from stall 9 does attempt to make the running it could move across to the rails and that would allow both my 2nd top rated Ghost Train and my top rated Desert Strike to follow it across and gain good early positions and it looks as though the race may be won from the front, its a shame all 3 of them have been drawn in the higher numbered stalls but I'm hoping the top rated *DESERT STRIKE 20/1 can either lead or get a good early position from which to stay on the stronger at the finish but the poor draw does mean my each way stakes will be kept on the low side.
*NR: Desert Strike