Emma Lavelle has her string in sparkling form so it would be no surprise to see a big run from the lightly-raced Water Wagtail on his handicap debut but Huntingdon runner-up MINELLA FOR STEAK should handle conditions and has plenty of stamina so is the obvious choice. Jump Up looks a danger as he's now won twice over course and distance. Most recent victim Captain Moonman runs earlier on the card so that should be a good guide to his chances. Ajman is better on quicker ground, however, and may have stamina limitations while My Lucky Flame still looks too high in the weights.
My Lucky Flame (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 6th, went 2nd 7th until next, soon pushed along, already weakened when mistake 3 out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Dark Spirit (9-11) at Ludlow 3m (3) gd.
Water Wagtail 13-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, kept on same pace, weakened from next, 5th of 15, 36l behind Annacotty (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Minella For Steak (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 8th, mistake and went left 3 out, every chance when pecked next, 3 lengths down last, edged left flat, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Dom Lukka (11-3) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Ajman (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Mid-division, closed after 2nd, not fluent 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Mount Vesuvius (11-2) at Stratford 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Jump Up 5-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 5th, challenged 3 out, edged right and led before last, stayed on, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Captain Moonman (10-10) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Leeroar (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 5th until 7th, chased leaders, bumped 3 out, 5th and beaten when blundered last, 5th of 10, 34l behind Occasionally Yours (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Ifyouthinkso 6-1 (11-9) Chased leader until 4th, reminders soon after next, struggling and soon lost place, tailed off and pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Cruising Bye (10-6) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf, 7 ran.