A staying event that won't take much winning but the vote goes to PARK'S PRODIGY ahead of Spring Breeze and Silent Lucidity. The selection is the only horse in the field with solid form for the grade. He was second in his seasonal pipe opener before going on to score at Musselburgh. He has a hike in the handicap and top weight to contend with but he looks the safest bet in this field. Spring Breeze is a relentless galloper who has been mixing the jumps with the flat for most of his career. In fairness to the horse he does win his fair share of races and is weighted to strike again so he must be monitored. Furthermore, he is one of very few who will see out this trip. Silent Lucidity is another horse who the handicapper has given a chance to so a market check is advised with her. Spruzzo sprung a 66-1 shock on his latest start and will do well to repeat the feat today so Park's Prodigy gets the vote.
Park's Prodigy 3-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon hard ridden and every chance, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr beating Oddsmaker (9-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Dechiper (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and short lived effort 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 7, 35l behind Ragamuffin Man (10-0) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Nakoma (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Monreale (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dream Risk (FR) 50-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 8th of 10, 18l behind Saptapadi (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
Treason Trial 10-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 3f out, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 23l behind Market Forces (9-12) at York 1m 6f hcap (4) gs in Oct '07.
Spring Breeze 5-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders, led 5f out until well over 3f out, chased winner after, well held when lost 2nd over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 2l behind Zaffeu (9-5) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Spruzzo 66-1 (8-2) Chased clear leader, took closer order halfway, led over 3f out, strongly challenged from over 1f out, held on gamely, won at Ripon 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Jackday (8-13) by nk, 9 ran.
Silent Lucidity (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 7l behind Park's Prodigy (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
I Feel Fine 100-1 (7-13) Started slowly, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 18l behind Slip (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) fm.
Alloro 40-1 (8-5) Steadied start, in rear ridden 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 8, well behind Fair Spin (8-10) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.