CONTRADIKTIVE is the interesting runner in this field and is put forwards in the hope that the money arrives. Those with more obvious claims include Red Current and Yakama whilst Lady Lam is another to note. The selection didn't show a great deal in three starts over five and six furlongs in 2008 for his previous connections but it's interesting that his shrewd connections have persevered with him and he should be suited by this longer trip. His new yard have been known to land the odd touch on the level and they have room to work with from this one's initial mark. Red Current bounced back to form here last time having lost her way for a while; she's able to race from the same mark and is entitled to be in the mix again. Yakama has never won a race but has been running well of late and has each-way claims whilst it will be interesting to see if handicap debutante Lady Lam attracts any market interest on her first run for a new yard. It may make sense to play your cards late in the day in this contest but that luxury isn't afforded us so we'll take a chance with Contradiktive.
Flute Magic 25-1 (8-13) Raced keenly in mid-division, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 9l behind Granny Mcphee (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Oct.
Herbert Crescent 5-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 3f out, pushed along 2f out, soon chasing leader, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Obe Brave (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Yakama (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 1f out, soon headed, weakened well inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Sworn Tigress (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Hi Spec (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon switched right and weakened, 9th of 12, 13l behind Sworn Tigress (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Kalligal 80-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 13l behind Tafawut (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
One Cool Dream 40-1 (8-8) Led, headed 7f out, tracked leader until 2f out, last of 12, 14l behind Saddlers Bend (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Takitwo 33-1 (9-0) Mid-divion, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 4l behind Sign of The Cross (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Lady Lam 100-1 (8-6) Slowly away, always behind, ridden, struggling over 3f out, tailed off, 11th of 12, 28l behind Directorship (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Flamestone 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 3l behind Provost (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Motu (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Mountain Pass (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Red Current 14-1 (8-10) Held up, headway 6f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, soon beaten, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Machinate (8-12) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Contradiktive (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Soon outpaced, last of 9, 17l behind Desert Strike (8-11) at Great Leighs 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec '08.
Montmartre (USA) 28-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon hung left and weakened, 5th of 10, 6l behind Marjury Daw (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Artreju (GER) 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, lost place on inside over 2f out, soon struggling, last of 12, 14l behind Sworn Tigress (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.