Kevin Ryan has his string in fine form right now so there is bound to be plenty of support for Peter's Gift, who was narrowly beaten by Fazbee at Lingfield last time and he does have winning course and distance form so has to be respected, but a better bet looks to be MISS BOOTYLISHES, who gets the vote ahead of Lilly Grove, Alan Swinbank's mare has yet to win a race but she has shown promise in all three starts and the daughter of Mtoto looks reasonably well treated for her debut in a handicap. David Barron's runners here always warrant respect and Borasco is no exception having gone well here over a mile last time. The drop to seven furlongs should not inconvenience the five-year-old and she makes more appeal than Kevin Ryan's other runner in the race, Freya's Flight, who is unexposed after just four starts but needs to improve on what she showed on her first start in a handicap at Wolverhampton last time. Several of these have claims but Miss Bootylishes has stronger claims than most and she looks the one to beat.
Miss Bootylishes 5-1 (8-13) Always prominent, not clear run and switched left just inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Camerooney (7-13) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.
Peter's Gift (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Fazbee (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Bookiebasher Babe (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 9l behind Ocean Legend (8-13) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Izzi Mill (USA) 20-1 (8-6) Led after 1f, clear halfway, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 16l behind Toolentidhaar (8-11) at Kempton 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Borasco (USA) 5-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance when carried left over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Hit The Switch (8-2) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.
Lilly Grove 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, headed 1f out, soon beaten, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Illuminative (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Freya's Flight (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Raced wide in touch, took closer order 5f out, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 10, 7l behind The City Kid (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.