DREAM ON BUDDY is an obvious player and is selected here ahead of Totally Ours, Gracious Melange and Tafawut. The selection races off a mark of 72 today and whilst a 9lb rise in the weights for a Lingfield win last month looks tough, the horse that she beat into second has since won well off a mark of 81. The stable are not in red-hot form but their runners seem to be going close and so from a good draw it looks wise to keep this daughter of Oasis Dream on side. Dubai Bounty and Gracious Melange are both nicely-bred fillies who are unbeaten from one start apiece and neither looks atrociously treated, whilst course and distance winner Tafawut obliged on her first run for Clive Cox last month and she is respected despite having a more precocious pedigree than most of her rivals. Lenkiewicz looks poorly handicapped, Totally Ours is out of a speedy dam but there are hints in her pedigree that she'll stay this longer trip, whilst Gobama and Ice Diva need to improve upon recent Wolverhampton form in order to feature. Sunley Spinalonga is closely linked with the selection on their run at Lingfield in February and is considered with a nice turnaround in the weights, whilst Ravens Rose looks fairly treated on a mark of 65 after a Lingfield maiden win in October, although the runner-up is no superstar. Again, a competitive heat, but the vote goes to Dream On Buddy.
Tafawut 11-4 (8-9) Took keen hold in mid-division on inside, good headway and travelling well from 2f out, led over 1f out, quickened right away inside final furlong, easily, won at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Mar beating Larkrise Star (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Lenkiewicz 2-1fav (8-6) Went right start, tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 8th of 12, 10l behind Flaming Miracle (8-10) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Totally Ours 25-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct beating Flouncing (8-9) by 1l, 10 ran.
Gracious Melange 12-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, went 2nd inside final 2f, led 1f out, ran on well, readily, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Tiger Star (9-3) by 2l, 9 ran.
Gobama 11-1 (9-3) Led, hung right and ran wide bend into straight 2f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Tewin Wood (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Dream On Buddy (IRE) 11-8fav (8-6) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Duellist (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Dubai Bounty 11-4 (8-3) Raced wide, close up, ridden over 2f out, led just inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Dec beating Lovers Causeway (8-12) by nk, 4 ran.
Ice Diva 2-1fav (8-6) Led, narrowly headed over 6f out, led again 3f out, ridden and edged right approaching final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind First In The Queue (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Ravens Rose 25-1 (8-4) Led narrowly, hung right and headed bend over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, rallied to lead again post, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Folletta (8-6) by ns, 10 ran.
Sunley Spinalonga 4-1 (7-12) Tracked winner, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 3, nk behind Pentominium (8-8) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.