With 20 runners its hard to be very confident but I have found an angle but any stakes will be kept low, surprisingly there's only 2 that have been known to lead before and Al Qahwa looks the most likely pacesetter from stall 12 but this one does seem to like some cut in the ground to show its best and if it's soft going then I won't be betting, Raucous and Hoof It are well weighted on their best times to be my 4th and 3rd top rated, Orions Bow comes out 2nd top and this one likes to race near the front but my top rated is UPSTAGING 12/1 who is a versatile type of its racing tactics which includes leading and it has the prime draw for those tactics in stall 20, so I'm hoping it can lead all the way here or at least long enough to make the frame and the price permits me to go with each way wager but only if the ground dries out to good or firmer.
Upstaging 16/1 7th
This Listed contest looks very hard to analyse as all but one of the runners are 3year olds but I have narrowed it down quite a bit, Pixeleen did a good time when winning last time out but may not be class enough in this race, Quench Dolly is my 4th top rated on speed figures but needs to improve to win in this class, Spiritual Lady and Classical Times look classy enough to run well here and Queen Kindly hasn't anything to prove in this class but has to give weight away here which could tilt the balance in the favour of an improving sort, EARTHA KITT 8/1 is my 3rd top rated and looks a likely contender for at least a place, THAFEERA 3/1 looks the one that's still improving with every run and has won its last 3 races progressing from class 5 into class 4 and its last win was a class 2 race and merits to be given a chance against these slightly classier animals being my top rated but my stakes will not be at full strength but it does look a very nice race to watch if the going is good or faster.
Eartha Kitt 8/1 1st
Thafeera 3/1 Unp
Class 4 on the all-weather should be good but there's five 3-year-olds in the race of which 3 could be hidden dangers, Parnassian, Whirl Me Round and Tropical Rock, another possibly hidden danger could be Show Stealer who hasn't run before on this surface at this distance but if transferring its best time on good to firm ground to here it could go well, my 2 against the field are going to be RELATED 10/1 who has a more than respectable time to its name over this course and distance from last year, I'malsoo looking at JAMEERAH 20/1 who also did a very good time last year but this time on this surface but at Chelmsford and if it can do the same there has to be competitive, both of my top 2 need to reproduce something from 2016 and have something to prove so once again my stakes won't be that high but hopefully 2 each way bets will pay dividends.