Speed Steed and Nicky Nutjob have both been in action over jumps. But the shorter trip on firm ground may not suit while the maiden Fusicho has an extra half-mile to cover having finished third over 1m2f at Nottingham four weeks ago. RED CURRENT has his quirks but is well treated on his best form and is a previous course and distance winner. Willie Twiston-Davies' claim may just tip things his way this evening as Numen looks a shadow of his former self and Glens Wobbly is getting no nearer.
Speed Steed (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Jezza (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Red Current 33-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final 3f, stayed on final furong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Bondi Mist (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Fushicho 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, soon ridden and outpaced, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Mac Tiernan (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Numen (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leader until 7f out, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, hung right and weakened quickly well over 2f out, 12th of 13, 38l behind Golden Jubilee (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.
Glens Wobbly 3-1 (8-3) In touch, pushed along 5f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 6l behind Highlife Dancer (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Shomberg (8-10) at Chepstow 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.