With most of these struggling for form, TRANSFER gets a tentative vote. He hasn't won for some time now, but the handicapper has finally relented and Richard Price's charge went close at Warwick on his latest start. Straversjoy has recorded all five wins over 1m4f at Wolverhampton, but General Tufto has claims if rediscovering his best. Both Highland Love and Pattern Mark won a twice last year but remain out-of-sorts though the lightly-raced Chik's Dream may be capable of better.
Straversjoy 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden over 1 fout, soon faded, 4th of 7, 10l behind Tenhoo (9-0) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
General Tufto 12-1 (9-4) Soon outpaced, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 10l behind Koo And The Gang (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Chik's Dream 25-1 (9-11) Chased winner until 2f out, weakened and hung left inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Iron Step (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Highland Love 100-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Mcbirney (9-2) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 15-2 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Easy Terms (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) fm in Apr.
Dragon Slayer (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort on outside over 2f out, soon hung left and no impression, 6th of 8, 11l behind Laverre (9-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Pattern Mark 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 16l behind Laverre (9-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Guga (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Led until headed 6f out, chased winner until 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 18l behind Sail Home (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Transfer 9-1 (8-11) In touch and keen, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, almost upsides winner when carried left final 100 yards, lost 2nd near line, 3rd of 17, 3/4l behind Lytham (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (6) gd.
Efidium 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 23l behind Orpenindeed (9-11) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gf in Apr.
Apurna 40-1 (9-10) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, soon behind, 11th of 12, 16l behind Postman (10-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.