This race will not take much winning and we will side with DREAM IN BLUE to lead them home; the list of dangers is headed by My Mate Mal and Black Falcon. The selection has a decent record at this track and he is eased in grade today. The last time he ran in a seller he got his head in front and he looks to have been found a good opportunity to do so again today. My Mate Mal has yet to win all the all-weather and although he would have claims on his best flat turf form, he has been disappointing on his last two runs and on that basis we will take him on. Black Falcon is a course and distance winner and he won in this grade two starts ago here, so a reproduction of that effort would give him an obvious chance. Jazrawy is a capable performer on his day but he is far from consistent and he is hard to recommend with any level of confidence. Inside Story should be suited by the return to this longer trip so he makes some each-way appeal, but Dream In Blue looks to have plenty in his favour and he gets the pick.
Black Falcon (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, eased over 2f out, 10th of 12, 20l behind Highland River (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Dream In Blue 15-8fav (9-5) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, no quicken final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Look Officer (9-1) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Boss Hog 3-1 (9-0) Chased winner until ridden over 1f out, driven and kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Madison Belle (8-6) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Boy Dancer (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Dwelt, towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind The City Kid (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Inside Story (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, never a factor, 7th of 13, 7l behind Kirstys Lad (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Jazrawy 20-1 (9-5) Led, headed 9f out, ridden 7f out, weakened 4f out, 11th of 13, well behind Aaman (9-0) at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.
My Mate Mal 9-2 (8-3) Led, ridden 3 lengths clear over 2f out, headed and no extra approaching 1f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Friends Hope (8-4) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Soul Murmur (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, driven, hung right, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 17, 26l behind Markhesa (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Oct.