A difficult opener for punters but TURF TIME has to be the call with West Leake and Ganache on the list of dangers. Jeremy Glover's charge probably does not stay seven furlongs but this noted free runner has no issues with six and is better off in this contest than if it were a handicap. West Leake was substantially overrated by the BHA assessor and his mark has been altered accordingly. Connections can have few issues with the draw. Ganache has had a sizeable absence from the racecourse. He must have shown something at home for Pat Chamings to bother returning him. Cavitie won recently at Southwell though faces a different surface and a different trip tonight. Soul Murmur posted a rating in the high 70's when trained in Ireland though has it prove nowadays. Monte Cassino represents a shrewd yard and were the money to be seen, it should be followed. Lots of moderate form for us to assimilate and Turf Time is the selection.
Blushing Maid 33-1 (8-12) Squeezed out start, headway to mid-division halfway, ridden and weakened 1f out, 9th of 13, 6l behind Across The Sands (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cavitie 11-4fav (8-11) Behind, switched right 2f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar beating Calmdownmate (9-3) by shd, 10 ran.
Desert Pride 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Batchworth Blaise (8-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ganache (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Prominent, hard driven to chase winner final furlong, ran on under pressure, caught for 2nd last strides, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Ceris Star (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov '07.
Lunaticus 50-1 (9-0) Always behind, ridden and struggling halfway, last of 6, 22l behind Lucky Flyer (8-9) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Monte Cassino (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 4l behind Radiator Rooney (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Sorrel Point 40-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Nacho Libre (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Soul Murmur (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Keen led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Chjimes (9-8) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol.
West Leake (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 5l behind Muktasb (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Marjustar (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 13l behind Sense Of Purpose (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn gs in Oct.
Shawkantango 33-1 (8-4) In rear, progress halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 9, 20l behind Vanilla Loan (8-8) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Turf Time 15-2 (8-12) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 2l behind Decency (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.