Niceonemyson and Gran Ganaria Queen are both upped in the weights having won their latest starts at Beverley and Hamilton respectively. That was the latter's first win on Turf in 13 attempts so it's not difficult to see SLATEY HEN performing the same feat here. A winner on the all-weather, she went close at Brighton last time and David Bergen's 5lb allowance could give her the edge in this. Pavers Star found only one too good at Doncaster last week with Mysterious Wonder back in sixth and See Vermont is another to consider after a couple of placed efforts at Beverley.
Pavers Star 14-1 (9-7) Close up, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Irish Boy (9-11) at Doncaster 5f app hcp (6) fm.
Niceonemyson 4-1 (8-11) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, asserted near finish, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Sir Geoffrey (9-4) by nk, 11 ran.
Tuibama (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Chased winner until ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 16, 7l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Gran Canaria Queen 16-1 (8-8) Went right start, soon led, made most after, edged right towards centre over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well final furlong (hand timed), won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Feel The Heat (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Slatey Hen (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Excellent Aim (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Mysterious Wonder 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Irish Boy (9-11) at Doncaster 5f app hcp (6) fm.
Big Storm Coming 33-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 8l behind Repetition (8-12) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
See Vermont 7-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway halfway, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Choc'a'moca (9-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Niceonemyson (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Imperial Bond 28-1 (10-0) Dwelt, mid-division and pulled hard, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Testa Rossa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Princess Cayan (IRE) 100-1 (7-9) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 16l behind Dartrix (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.