Monumental Man – has been known to lead but timewise may struggle against some of these.
Lydia's Place – another possible pacesetter and 3rd best on my figures.
Big Lachie – may want further so should be staying on at the finish.
Coastal Cyclone – hasn't any distance form not sure if this drop in trip will work but it could do.
Melonade – may need further but wouldn't dismiss its chance completely Jashma – 4th top rated from a time recorded at this course and distance.
Zipedeedodah – a possible leader but doesn't the going to be too fast.
Merdon Castle – may need further if its good to firm and just outside my top 4.
Taajub – hasn't got the times to worry these if it's fast going but could feature if no better than good.
Dashing Poet – may need good to firm to show its best but has got the best time.
Broadhaven Honey – is my 2nd top rated and another that could set the pace.
SUMMARY: I doubt the going will be firm enough for DASHING POET 12/1 to show its true form but if it is good to firm it will be my selection, if Broadhaven Honey gets to the front it ought to be hard to catch but did fold quickly last time out and hasn't been in the same form this year as when it set its best time at Windsor last year so I can't put it forward as a selection but never say never as it could make the frame if it springs back to form, LYDIA'S PLACE 14/1 is my 3rd top rated and a front-running type and if getting to the front it could be hard to catch for most of these, so I'm going with backing 2 in this race with each way bets to cover both angles of a front-runner and a strong finisher.
Lydia's Place 14/1 8th
Dashing Poet 12/1 6th