Mick Slates hasn't looked like winning in a couple of starts since scoring at Southwell in November but Regal Acclaim followed up a win at Carlisle with another good run at Ayr in September and can figure. However, ROSIE'S LADY posted a better effort when chasing home the winner in soft ground at Newcastle on her reappearance and, with further progress expected, David O'Meara's filly gets the nod to go one better. Chart went close at Kempton on his penultimate start and Martha's Way was only beaten a length when third at Wolverhampton last time and that pair look best of the rest.
Chart 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 7l behind Red Senor (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Trioomph 9-2 (8-6) Oupaced, never on terms, last of 7, 9l behind Compton Ashdown (8-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Regal Acclaim (IRE) 7-4fav (8-8) Soon led, joined by winner after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Red Tyke (8-6) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Rosie's Lady (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Kian's Joy (8-8) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Mick Slates (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Slowly away, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 6l behind One More Roman (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Martha's Way 14-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Johnny Cavagin (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Sleepy Lucy 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division on inside, headway under pressure on inside over 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 12, 15l behind Masters Blazing (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Brasingaman Espee 150-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 11th of 14, 18l behind Tidal Way (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Tallula (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Prominent, led halfway, headed 2f out, faded over 1f out, 8th of 11, 14l behind Third Half (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Tumbleowtashoes 100-1 (8-10) Led after 1f until ridden over 3f out, driven and led briefly again over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 16l behind Superplex (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Mar.