LESLEY'S CHOICE has been running poorly but Graham Lee is a positive booking and Sean Curran's charge, who was in tremendous form around this time a year ago, has dropped to a very fair mark so gets the nod. Steel City Boy will be having his 125th start but has won around here while Nafa has now dropped to her lowest-ever mark and showed signs of a revival at Wolverhampton last time. Imjin River has been running better than his form figures suggest and he hardly saw any daylight at Lingfield last time. Shawkantango races mainly at Wolverhampton but has some form around here and wasn't beaten far on Friday.
Rafaaf (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, outpaced, 11th of 13, 19l behind Greenhead High (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Lesley's Choice 50-1 (9-0) Prominent, soon pushed along, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 11l behind Hamoody (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Shawkantango 16-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 1l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lord Buffhead 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden halfway, never a factor, 8th of 13, 11l behind Greenhead High (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Imjin River (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Dwelt in rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 5l behind Johnny Splash (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Nine Before Ten (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2l behind Romanticize (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 10l behind Greenhead High (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Molly Jones 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 10, 4l behind Catalinas Diamond (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Nafa (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Divertimenti (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Bird Dog 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, soon ridden along, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 5, 40l behind Masked Dance (9-8) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Forever Janey 66-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along halfway, ridden and hung left over 1f out, hung left and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Coastal Passage (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.