BOOGIE WALTZER can extend her run of good form; possibly at the main expense of Murura and Kylladdie. The last named has been struggling against slightly better opponents and will appreciate this ease in grade. Still, the burden of top weight doesn't make it easy for him and he needs to be on song today. The gelding is fit from a winter campaign on the all-weather, though. Murura stepped up markedly on his debut to score at Wolverhampton last month and, given the manner of the victory, he may have plenty more to offer. His stable has started the campaign with a flourish so a careful monitoring of the betting market is advised where he is concerned. Of the others: Val C has been running well since switching yards and is capable of a bold show, while Billie Jean has struggled since winning at Southwell and looks to be handicapped to the hilt. Similar comments apply to Tell Me A Story, who was disappointing when last seen out and her long absence is off-putting today. In summary: Kylladdie is dropping in the weights and has to be respected. However, Boogie Waltzer has a more rounded profile as a proven sprinter and, having gone close on her only previous visit to Nottingham, the mount of William Carson looks the most solid option here.
Kylladdie 8-1 (8-7) Dwelt tracked leader after 1f, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 5th of 9, 5l behind Jarrow (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Tell Me A Story 15-2 (9-6) Hampered start, mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 22l behind Living It Large (9-7) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Boogie Waltzer 12-1 (7-11) Prominent, ridden to chase winner 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Love Delta (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Murura (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Ryan Style (9-13) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Proper Littlemadam 25-1 (8-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Al Khimiya (8-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Oct.
Billie Jean 7-4fav (9-7) Prominant, carried left and hampered well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 4l behind Sandy Toes (8-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Midget 20-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden along and headway over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo clm (6) fm in Jun beating Mal And Dave (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Val C 9-4fav (8-7) Led, strong pace, driven clear over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Addictive Dream (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.