Love You Louis is the only recent winner in the field but this is tougher than the claimer he won at Lingfield. COURAGEOUS is inconsistent but a chance is taken that he's in the mood today. A repeat of his earlier second to Danziger over track and trip with Quality Art behind would see Milton Bradley's charge come out best in this. Collateral form with Danziger gives him the beating of both Desert Strike and Speightowns Kid but Alpha Delta Whisky has a shout if running up to his best on his return to action.
Love You Louis 3-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f app clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Jan beating Above The Stars (8-6) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Courageous (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 13l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Desert Strike 8-1 (9-1) Taken to post early, tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Danziger (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Falasteen (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 7l behind Where's Reiley (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol.
Alpha Delta Whisky 12-1 (8-13) Disputed lead, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Rocket Rob (9-4) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Quality Art (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Slowly away, in touch in rear after 1f, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Steelcut 16-1 (9-6) Started very slowly, held up in rear, good headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Catflap (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in 6th, pushed along halfway, effort over 1f out, weakened and no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Climaxfortackle (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.