Lord Raglan will be tough to beat in his follow-up bid but we will take him on here with WE'LL DEAL AGAIN, while Starry Mount and Jimmy The Poacher are short-list material. Lord Raglan was a soft ground winner over this track last time and has gone up 5lbs for it. That was his handicap debut and he showed a good attitude, so he should go close in this return to Colwick Park. Starry Mount won a soft ground Ayr handicap over 7f last October and is 8lbs higher this afternoon. The yard is still among the winners and he is also open to further progess in just his second handicap, so he has to be feared. Jimmy The Poacher was runner-up at Leicester on fast ground last month and this step up in trip should suit. From the same mark he may show us more today and a market check is very much advised. The same goes for our pick, We'll Deal Again. Mick Easterby's colt is a maiden after eight starts, and has shown a penchant for softer conditions when twice making the frame. He is well worth another try at the trip and with the yard among the winners we'll take him to be fit enough to win on his reappearance.
Count Bertoni (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Rjeef (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Starry Mount 13-2 (8-11) Prominent, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Masked Dance (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Secretive 14-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and hung left and headed over 1f out, weakend inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Berling (9-2) at Folkestone 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Rezwaan 16-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 16l behind Contredanse (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Golden Tiger 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon pushed along in rear, outpaced and behind 3f out, ran on under stand side rail final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Set Back (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Jimmy The Poacher (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challallenge from 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Haatheq (9-4) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Deely Plaza 12-1 (8-0) Held up in touch, hung right throughout, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 22l behind Masked Dance (9-2) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Lord Raglan (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on inside over 4f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure to lead again towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr beating Chateau Zara (8-0) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
We'll Deal Again 5-2fav (8-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Starry Mount (8-11) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Shayla 25-1 (8-12) Soon pushed along in rear, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Transmit (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Leitzu (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Always in rear, struggling from 3f out, last of 9, 22l behind Berling (9-2) at Folkestone 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.