There's a few in with chances in this low grade sprint handicap, notably Captain Bluebird, Fine And Dandy and SHARP SHOES, with the last mentioned getting the vote. With soft ground going to inconvenience many of the runners, it should pay to stick with these three. Top weight Captain Bluebird has been dropped a few pounds for his three runs this year but has a real chance on some of his earlier runs. He's by Captain Rio so underfoot conditions should be suitable for Micky Fenton's mount. Ann Duffield's Sharp Shoes has a 184 day absence to overcome but is a live contender on the back of his final start. Again the ground should be no problem and if given an easy lead could be hard to peg back. Fine And Dandy enters calculations on connections alone. Dandy Nicholls is the tracks second top trainer and is a dab hand in these sprint events. The vote goes to Sharp Shoes but money for the Nicholls horse should be monitored.
Captain Bluebird (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 8th of 10, 10l behind Set Back (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Sharp Shoes 14-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Regency Art (9-3) at Warwick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Your Gifted (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up, always behind, 13th of 14, 13l behind Sir Louis (8-13) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Caol Ila (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Behind most of way, 10th of 14, 11l behind Sir Louis (8-13) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Yeah 14-1 (8-10) Held up, no chance final 2f, 8th of 14, 11l behind Sir Louis (8-13) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Fine And Dandie (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon lost place and behind, last of 14, 42l behind Sir Louis (8-13) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Nabrina (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Led, ridden entering final furlong, soon headed, one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Sweet Mirasol (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Kirkby's Gem 20-1 (8-0) Pushed along in mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Silver Linnet (9-2) at Catterick 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Tulip Explosion 5-1 (8-1) Chased winner until 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 22l behind Silver Linnet (8-11) at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.