Despite having an extra 11lbs to carry after romping to victory last time out we give TRANS SONIC the chance to follow up by landing this handicap that's ahead of Elusive Flame while Mozayada is worth considering for place money. Racing off bottom weight the selection has looked on form for his new stable in three runs and was back to somewhere approaching his very best when making all to win by eight lengths over course and distance last time. The handicapper has taken note of that but he's won under heavier loads in the past and looks worth chancing again. Elusive Flame is a bit of a monkey but did win three times last year. There has been more signs of encouragement in two recent efforts and with his yard going so well it might be dangerous to rule him out. Mozayada is a bit of a course specialist and while nowhere near the form of his purple patch here last season he is off a better mark these days and could get into the prizes. Ours is more than capable of springing a surprise so has to be given a second look while Full Speed is another for the shortlist off a nice mark for his first go on this surface. It looks a tight contest on paper but if up to the task again Trans Sonic looks the one to beat.
Ours (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Full Toss (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f cnd stks (4yo+) (3) pol.
Snow Bay 6-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Vainglory (8-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
McConnell (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Towards rear, no real progress from over 1f out, 9th of 13, 6l behind Audemar (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jan.
Full Speed (GER) 12-1 (9-7) Held up, good headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 18, 14l behind Trip The Light (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Elusive Fame (USA) 17-2 (8-12) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Ours (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jan.
Mozayada (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Chased winner until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 12l behind Ishiadancer (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 4-1 (8-7) Led early, with leader, led narrowly over 3f out until 2f out, handy until weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Tin Cha Woody (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Toby Tyler 10-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, always in rear, 6th of 8, 16l behind Flying Silks (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Trans Sonic 14-1 (8-8) Made all, clear over 1f out, won at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Ansells Pride (9-2) by 8l, 10 ran.