As you'd expect carrying top weight, TANSEEB has the best form. He finished ahead of previous winner and today's rival Jive when third at Haydock last time and this looks a good opportunity to open his account. Minley steps up in distance for his handicap bow after a third on the Turf at Lingfield and makes more appeal than Southwell winner Loma Mar, who has been out of sorts of late.
Tanseeb 4-1 (9-7) Went slightly right start, soon prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Culdaff (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo hcp (3) gf.
Minley 7-2 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Banaadeer (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Jive 15-2 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Culdaff (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo hcp (3) gf.
Loma Mor 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, hampered over 3f out, hung left under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 5, 22l behind Peniaphobia (9-2) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.