COLORUS can build on an easy win last time and make it two on the bounce in a race where Mandurah, Kyzer Chief and Cheshire Rose also have claims. The pick has raced almost exclusively over the minimum trip recently and took advantage of a career low mark last time to easy score, albeit in a weak looking contest. That did come on the fibresand but he has some from on quick ground and while his mark rise of six pounds makes this tough a repeat performance would have him back in the winner's enclosure. Mandurah will have to concede weight all round here but his mark looks competitive enough and the ground should suit on his easiest assignment in a couple of starts. Kyzer Chief is yet to win but has a had a few near misses in recent efforts. The latest came in a similar contest off this mark and as long as he's fit after a break he can challenge again. Cheshire Rose is one win from two runs over course and distance and while his all weather campaign this winter was solid at best he returns to turf off a mark one pound better than his last win so he has to be respected. A competitive race to round things off where Colorus is the pick.
Mandurah (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Almaty Express (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
King Of Swords (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway well over 2f out, stayed on, 4th of 13, 2l behind Cape Royal (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcap (5) hvy in Oct.
Colorus (IRE) 9-4fav (8-3) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar beating Guto (8-5) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Circuit Dancer (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Nomoreblondes (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Miss Daawe 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, soon chased along, driven over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 6th of 13, 10l behind Invincible Lad (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) fbs in Oct.
Rio Sands 33-1 (8-11) Slowly away, behind, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 17, 17l behind Pickering (8-7) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Kyzer Chief 9-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden along halfway, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Braille (9-2) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Cheshire Rose 8-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, hung left over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, not trouble winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Welsh Opera (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Mar.
Strathmore (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Close up, ridden to challenge over 1f out, pressed winner and every chance inside final furlong, just held final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, hd behind Don Pele (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Imperial Sword 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up and always behind, 10th of 12, 7l behind Jord (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Mr Rooney (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 4l behind Fizzlephut (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Spirit of Coniston 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced halfway, rallied approaching final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Handsinthemist (7-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Argentine (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Taken to post early, chased leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Handsinthemist (7-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
George The Best (IRE) 100-1 (8-5) Always behind, last of 12, 24l behind Head To Head (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcap (6) fbs in Jan.
Radiator Rooney (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, keen in rear, shaken up over 1f out, no response, eased inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Street Power (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Mickys Mate 100-1 (9-2) Always behind, 19th of 20, 30l behind El Dececy (9-5) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) fm.