I've got 2 of the 11 runners marked down as front runners, I've got 3 horses all rated on the same figure and in 4th spot I've got Economic Crisis, Foxtrot Knight who has reasonable trainer and jockey statistics and the Desert Ace trainer has an 18% win ratio start off as my joint top rated the 3rd co-top rated is LYDIA'S PLACE 9/1 who joins them at the top by having a 5lb claiming apprentice who has ridden twice for this stable with one winning ride so the booking looks significant and I'm hoping it can lead all the way from an ideal draw in stall 1.
Lydia's Place 9/1 1st
There's only 7 runners but 5 of them have been known to front run so this dash can be a fast and furious affair, Come On Dave comes out 4th best and Menelik is 3rd top rated and probably the one to prosper if they go off too fast and fall into a heap, Tailwind hasn't been in very good form lately but has done a time to make it 2nd best if it can reproduce that time but top spot goes to another front runner in SANDFRANKSKIPSGO 6/1 and it has shown its good being when finishing 2nd last time out and has a chance to go one better this time.
Sandfrankskipsgo 9/1 3rd
Only 9 runners but still a bit hard to solve, Major Crispies is my joint 3rd top rated and the trainer has a 17% win rate so has to be considered, TOP OF THE BANK 13/2 is the other 3rd top rated and is the only known front-runner in the race and could be very dangerous if getting an uncontested lead, the topweight Whitecrest is my 2nd top rated but the trainer has a 7% win rate and the jockey is 0-9 for this stable which doesn't inspire me, top of the list is FLECKERL 14/1 who will be staying on strongly and hopefully quickly enough to earn the win but I will go with backing them both to cover the angles.
Top Of The Bank 13/2 3rd
Fleckerel 14/1 5th
There's 3 in this field of 11 that have led before but Archie Stevens only does so when nobody else wants to but Llewellyn in stall 1, who I'm not sure likes this surface and CRUISE TOTHELIMIT 8/1 stall 3 are the most likely pace setters and the latter is my 3rd top rated and if this one gets to the front it could be hard to catch and the 7lb claiming apprentice moves it into 2nd or even potentially 1st place, Dandilion is my original 2nd top rated and is a hold up type so may need some luck to get a clear run late on, Your Gifted is my original top rated and is housed in stall 2 but firstly it may need this run for fitness like it has done every other year and if I subtract this ones claim it drops to 2nd spot, so I'm hoping the selection can lead from start to finish.
Cruise Tothelimit 9/1 2nd