All five runners share the same official handicap mark and this looks tight on the face of it but both Santo Prince and and Reggae Star arrive badly out of sorts and are hard to fancy. THIS IS NICE looks the safest bet as she beat Watcheroftheskies by over five lengths at Brighton before finishing third on her handicap debut at Salisbury and is likely to adopt her usual front-running tactics. There's a danger that will play into the hands of Mandy's Boy, but the latter spoilt his chance when fractious at the start at Haydock on Saturday and is not guaranteed to run his race here on that evidence.
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Raced wide in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same, 4th of 7, 6l behind Ready (8-13) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Reggae Star 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 19l behind Askaud (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Santo Prince (USA) 50-1 (9-1) Behind and soon outpaced, 9th of 10, 19l behind Pythagorean (9-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
This Is Nice (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and joined over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ghanaian (9-4) at Salisbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Watcheroftheskies 11-10fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to chase winner 5f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind This Is Nice (8-10) at Brighton 7f mdn stks (5) gs in May.