A competitive finale can go the way of LOOSE CABOOSE who is preferred to the likes of Twosheetstothewind and Ask Jenny. The selection has a penalty for her win last time out but she won with plenty in hand and although the draw could have been kinder she still looks to have a great chance of following-up. Twosheetstothewind hails from a yard who are starting to fire and she ran well when chasing home Revue Princess at Newcastle last time. She has a good draw and she should run a big race. Ask Jenny has ability but her strike-rate on the turf is not good and the percentage call would be to take her on; she has managed only one win from 25 starts on the turf. There are plenty in with chances here and Darcy's Pride, First Swallow and Brother Barry are also worth consideration. But Loose Caboose has plenty to recommend her and she get the nomination.
Loose Caboose (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Bertbrand (8-13) by 4l, 13 ran.
Rio Sands 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Liberty Ship (8-10) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Twosheetstothewind 3-1 (8-7) Held up, headway 2f out, chased winner 1f out, ridden and kept on when carried left towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Revue Princess (9-4) at Newcastle 5f (5) gf.
Darcy's Pride (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Liberty Ship (8-10) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Just Joey 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 17l behind Darcy's Pride (8-6) at Redcar 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Apr.
First Swallow 14-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Pacific Pride (8-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ask Jenny (IRE) 7-1 (8-1) Towards rear, good headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on to press winner inside final furlong, just held towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Kyllachy Storm (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Adab (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 39l behind Splash The Cash (9-4) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Apr.
Half A Crown (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened final 2f, 11th of 12, 16l behind Another Try (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Brother Barry (USA) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden to lead well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Silly Gilly (8-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gf.
Whozart (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Close up, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Rocketball (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Paddy Jack 33-1 (8-13) Raced far side, hampered start, prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Molly Two (8-12) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Ryedane (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Held up, headway when not clear run 1f out, stayed on towards finish, never placed to challenge, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Tyrannosaurus Rex (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Quicks The Word 11-1 (10-9) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 23l behind Tenancy (9-12) at Musselburgh 5f am hcp (6) sft in Nov.
Mandelieu (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Northern Empire (9-7) at Redcar 5f sell stks (6) fm.
Obe One 33-1 (8-12) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 9l behind Castles In The Air (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bahamian Ballad 7-1 (8-6) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 13, 4l behind Lithaam (8-3) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Dec.