Monumental Man arrives in fine form having won three of his last four starts but all in lesser grade races. However, he should ensure a decent pace along with the formerly smart sprinter Rowe Park and the returning Howyadoingnotsobad. A battle for the lead would suit ARTIC LYNX, who is usually held up for a late finish and Robert Cowell's charge gets the nod ahead of Lujeanie. The latter has slipped down the weights since scoring here in December and should also be in the mix but Song Of Parkes usually finds at least one too good.
Rowe Park 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.
Arctic Lynx (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Noverre To Go (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Decision By One 7-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 10l behind Church Music (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Demora (8-5) at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Sep.
Song Of Parkes 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind School Fees (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gd in Apr.
Lujeanie 8-1 (10-9) Soon led, edged right over 1f out, soon headed, one pace, 4th of 12, 2l behind Magical Speedfit (10-1) at Wolverhampton 6f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) pol in Apr.
Monumental Man 7-1 (9-5) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Lucky Dan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.