Most of these are thoroughly exposed and looking for a return to form. MEMPHIS MAN rates no more than a speculative selection, but he won at Windsor earlier this month and is still 8lb lower than when scoring at Nottingham last summer. This is tougher than the claimer Nubar Boy won at Windsor on Monday, while Boldinor and Bermondsey Bob look in the handicapper's grip. Dancing Welcome has yet to score in 14 starts on turf and Adventure Story has yet to win a handicap, but Little Perisher may do better with Richard Hughes booked.
Nubar Boy 12-1 (9-3) Awkward leaving stalls, chased leaders on rail, carried head high but led inside finalf furlong, kept on, won at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gf beating April Fool (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Adventure Story 4-1 (9-13) Awkward start, headway to chase leading trio over 3f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on, one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dualagi (9-9) at Bath 6f fll hcp (5) fm in Apr.
Bermondsey Bob (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Pushed along leaving stalls, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 17l behind Steel City Boy (8-7) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Boldinor 9-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Steel City Boy (8-7) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Madam Isshe 20-1 (9-1) Close up on inside, hampered over 3f out and lost place, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Straboe (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Memphis Man 5-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out when rider dropped rein, kept on, never dangerous, 4th of 11, 5l behind Miss Polly Plum (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f Handicap (0-58) (4yo+) (6) gf.
Dancing Welcome 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Fathey (8-4) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Bold Argument (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Earlsmedic (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Little Perisher 17-2 (9-1) Behind, headway when hung left over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Bateleur (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.