INTERACTIVE is selected ahead of Jake The Snake and Northern Desert. Jake The Snake could be popular here as the horse that he and Amy Baker had back in second when winning a course and distance claimer last time has gone on to win two valuable Class 2 handicaps. His supporters will see no reason to desert him and Northern Desert's fans are likely to display similar loyalty. Sean Curran's charge has been in good heart since returning from an absence and has every chance at the weights but it's offputting that his previous four visits to this part of Sunbury on Thames have resulted in heavy defeats. Motivated Choice isn't without claims but we prefer those of Interactive. He has only every finished in the money over six furlongs but is effective enough at this trip as he showed when just two lengths behind Swop in 2007. His recent course win was the first of his career and may well have done wonders for his confidence. There were some fair yardsticks behind last time and we'll take Interactive to account for a couple more here.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Steadied in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m clm (6) pol in Jan beating Formation (9-5) by a nk, 4 ran.
Interactive (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, kept on, won at Kempton 6f sll (5) pol in Jan beating Stonecrabstomorrow (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Northern Desert (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, switched right 3f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, effort to every chance on inside entering final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, shd behind Kipchak (8-13) at Lingfield 1m sll (6) pol in Jan.
Sunny Sprite 66-1 (8-7) Keen, mid-division, ridden, weakened approaching 2f out, 12th of 14, 11l behind Shanzu (9-1) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp (5) sft in Sept.
Motivated Choice 8-1 (8-6) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, effort entering final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Moon Crystal (9-0) at Kempton 1m fll hcp 0-75 (5) pol.