With just 3lb between top and bottom in this handicap, this is a tough call for punters but we like CROESO CUSAN in this race with New England and City Stable selected as suitable alternatives. John Spearing's mare probably needed her first run back but she is well treated versus some of her earlier form and if she does truly stay this ten furlongs - there is value to be had. New England is eight years young. He is modest though a reliable enough conveyance at this trip. City Stable was once rated in the 80's when trained by Sir Michael Stoute. Now in the care of Michael Wigham, if he retains any ability, he has to be considered to be a very live player at this lesser grade. Siena Star has won over course-and-distance. Fitzolini has been kept busy on the all-weather this winter. Noah Jameel is fresh from a success at Nottingham and is likely to be prominent in the market today. Croeso Cusan is the percentage call.
Fitzolini 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Saving Grace (8-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Celtic Warrior (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, ridden over 4f out, soon lost touch, 12th of 14, 32l behind Royal Straight (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Siena Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside well over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Beaubrav (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Croeso Cusan 25-1 (8-2) Prominent, took strong hold, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 12l behind Brockfield (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Feet of Fury 12-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 3f out, stayed on to go 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Portrush Storm (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
National Monument (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along on outside 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 9, 16l behind Nayessence (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Escardo (GER) 33-1 (8-8) Dwelt, behind, reminders early, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Shared Moment (9-0) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Litenup (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Led, hard ridden and headed 1f out, soon faded, 7th of 13, 5l behind Beaubrav (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Minder 28-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, progress 7f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Galiotto (9-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
New England 9-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, still plenty to do when not clear run well over 1f out, switched right to wide outside over 1f out, ran on, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Peintre D'argent (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
City Stable (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, not clearest of runs and switched left to inside entering final 1f, ran on inside final furlong, held when ran out of room near finish, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Vinces (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Sunset Boulevard (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in 5th and well off the pace, outpaced over 3f out, no chance and behind after, 5th of 8, 10l behind Timocracy (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
King Zeal (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and edged left 1f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Bajan Pride (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Herecomethegirls 16-1 (8-3) In rear, some headway over 3f out, outpaced when hung left 2f out, ridden 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 12, 11l behind Carr Hall (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Noah Jameel 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, steadied into mid-division over 6f out, headway over 3f out, switched right well over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong to lead last stride, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Highkingofireland (9-3) by hd, 15 ran.
Berriedale 7-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 13l behind Mister Fizzbomb (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Iceman George 20-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble winner, 4th of 13, 5l behind On Terms (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.