AJJAADD is less exposed than most and is worth a shot on these terms; Lucky Leigh, Multahab and Mambo Spirit won't make it easy, though. Mambo Spirit has dropped to an attractive mark and, being a regular in this type of event; his turn will surely come around again one day. It's noteworthy that he hasn't won for three years, though. With four course and distance wins to his name, Multahab obviously likes his trips to the south coast. But, as he has tended to need a couple of runs to put him straight; combing with the fact that his yard has been very quiet of late, the gelding might be one to simply monitor for the time being. Lucky Leigh is being kept busy (this will be his sixth outing since the start of April) and this does look a tad easier than some of his latest assignments. However, he has shown very little to recommend him in two runs this month and needs to pull something out of the fire. Therefore, Ajjaadd get the nomination as the one to be with on this occasion. Jockey bookings suggest he is the main hope from George Baker's contenders (also sends out Boho Chic). And this lightly raced four-year-old is forwarded in the hope that he has a little more scope to manoeuvre from his current mark.
Sherjawy (IRE) 11-1 (8-2) Held up in touch, under pressure well over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Peter Island (9-3) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lucky Leigh 15-2 (9-7) In touch, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 13l behind Mey Blossom (8-12) at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gf.
Ajjaadd (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 6l behind Raimond Ridge (8-10) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 7-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 13l behind Lord Of The Reins (8-11) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Boho Chic 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 18l behind Kakapuka (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Apr.
Multahab 8-1 (9-4) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 8l behind Forever's Girl (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Slap And Tickle (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 13th of 14, 11l behind Radiator Rooney (8-10) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Gone'n'dunnett (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 19l behind Capone (9-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.