Bo McGinty and Whiskey Creek have been going well on the all-weather surfaces this winter but may be a little high in the handicap on their return to turf so instead we prefer the chances of SUPERMASSIVE MUSE ahead of Obe Gold in a very competitive affair. The selection's last victory came three starts back in similar conditions off a mark six pounds lighter but showed higher marks are within his scope by holding his form well towards the end of last season. There is a further four pounds extra to carry here but the form lines from some good runs in similar company look strong and he goes well fresh. Obe Gold was once rated in the 100's but is now on the decline. That said he does retain some ability having won off a mark six pounds lighted in a weaker race at Lingfield last time out. He goes best on quick ground when racing on grass so conditions should suit for a big run. Manzila is another you can add to calculations as he placed in a listed event last season as well as running well in Group company and he's weighted to be involved but to win this we side with Supermassive Muse.
Northern Fling 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stands side group, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 20, 16l behind Palace Moon (8-8) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Mar.
Manzila (FR) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, soon ridden along, not a danger after, 4th of 6, 7l behind Masada (8-8) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Fyodor (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) In touch on inside to over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened quickly 2f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind Doubtful Sound (8-6) at Lingfield 6f hcap (2) pol in Jan.
Everymanforhimself (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders stands side group, weakened over 1f out, 19th of 20, 18l behind Palace Moon (8-8) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Mar.
Supermassive Muse (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) In touch far side, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcap (3) gs in Oct.
Ajigolo 50-1 (8-10) Chased leaders stands side group, led over 2f out, soon headed, quickly weakened, last of 20, 22l behind Palace Moon (8-8) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Mar.
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Held up far side group, effort 2f out, stayed on final furlong, no impression, 10th of 27, 9l behind Against The Grain (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) hvy in Sep.
Obe Gold 10-3fav (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Dvinsky (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Baldemar 40-1 (8-8) Chased leaders far side group, weakened final furlong, 14th of 20, 14l behind Palace Moon (8-8) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Mar.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Prominent, ridden along halfway, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind How's She Cuttin' (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) fbs in Nov.
Nacho Libre 14-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 11l behind Godfrey Street (9-0) at Catterick 5f clm stks (6) hvy in Nov.
Hotham 6-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 13, 4l behind Roker Park (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcap (4) sft in Nov.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Started slowly, always behind, struggling over 2f out, soon in rear, last of 16, 17l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-0) at Ascot 5f app hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Aegean Dancer 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind How's She Cuttin' (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) fbs in Nov.
Whiskey Creek 6-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden, every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Cheveton (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Mar.
Timber Treasure (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Orpen Wide (8-13) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bo McGinty (IRE) 9-2fav (8-4) Held up in touch and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Little Edward (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.