Dower Glen, Exceed Power and Duke Of Rainford are all closely matched on recent efforts, but we will side with PAVEMENT GAMES after a good effort in defeat at Southwell last month. The selection is able to race off a lowly mark of 46 and Richard Guest's filly has shaped recently as if a first win is on the horizon. First-time cheek-pieces are tried today and she is expected to feature prominently despite her wide draw. Ballyvoanne put in a better run at Kempton last time out, Tulip Explosion needs a market check after a six month break, whilst Annia Galeria had been in good nick before disappointing behind Exceed Power last time. That runner continues to give her all and it would be no surprise to see her run well despite a 6lb rise for that Wolverhampton win. Duke Of Rainford beat her in January, but then had to settle for third behind her last month, whilst Dower Glen split that pair and should go well despite a 3lb rise for that run. At a price Thewinnatakesitall could run well now dropped in trip with the cheek-pieces back on, however the vote of confidence goes to Pavement Games.
Dower Glen 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Exceed Power (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Exceed Power 2-1fav (9-1) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Dower Glen (9-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
Duke of Rainford 7-1 (8-4) Steadied start, held up in rear, switched right over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Lewyn (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Thewinnatakesitall 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaderts, pushed along on inside over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 15l behind Yawary (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Annia Galeria (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 7, 9l behind Exceed Power (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Tulip Explosion 20-1 (8-3) Awkward and lost place on bend over 3f out, never dangerous after, 8th of 11, 5l behind Italian Tom (9-4) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Ballyvonane (USA) 6-1 (8-6) Broke smartly from wide draw, soon chased clear leader, ridden 2f out, no extra and lost 3 places near finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Posy Fossil (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Pavement Games 3-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, out paced halfway, headway aqpproaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind Sandy Toes (8-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.