All of these are previous C&D winners with the exception of Best Trip. He's not out of this if allowed an easy lead but a chance is taken on BORAGH JAMAL. She beat the latter and Italian Tom when runner-up over 6f at this track on her reappearance and, with improvement expected today, Brian Meehan's filly can go one better. Kylladdie has decent claims having beaten subsequent winner Straboe and today's rival Absa Lutte at Wolverhampton recently, while Desert Strike had Island Legend behind at the same track last month and is another to consider.
Bookiesindex Boy 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Where's Reiley (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Island Legend (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Led, ridden and edged left well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 8th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Six Wives (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Desert Strike 13-8fav (9-11) In touch, effort 1f out, ridden and stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Lewyn (9-12) at Kempton 5f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol.
Best Trip (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Good speed to cross over and lead, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on, headed last strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Pelmanism (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Italian Tom (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Chased leader, ridden well over 1f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, one pace and no impression when lost 3rd close home, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-1) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Kylladdie 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd travelling well 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Straboe (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt, raced wide held up, headway 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Sir Nod (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Boragh Jamal (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd going well 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed final 100 yards, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Pelmanism (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.