The trio for the shortlist are LUJIANA, Cape Royal and Truly Divine and the vote is given to Lujiana. The selection arrives here looking to complete a course and distance hat-trick. She beat Dickie Le Davoir last month with a bit in hand and in her current mood she looks like one to stay on the right side of. Cape Royal chased home Thoughtsofstardom at Kempton last month and his winless run on the all-weather now stretches to 16. He is running well but he may have to play second fiddle again here today. Truly Divine is another who has yet to win on the all-weather but he did well to chase home Meikle Barfil at Wolverhampton last time despite not having the race run to suit. Godfrey Street would have claims on the pick of his form and he did have a purple patch at this time last year so he could be worth considering at an each-way price. Lujiana is in great form and she can win again.
Godfrey Street 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakening when slightly hampered over 1f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Where's Reiley (8-9) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Cape of Storms 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Lujiana (8-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Tartatartufata 15-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, hung left and no extra, 5th of 8, 4l behind Where's Reiley (8-9) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Restless Genius (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Went slightly left start, held up, raced keenly, ridden and effort 2f out, beaten over 1f out, 4th of 7, 7l behind Ponting (8-10) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Cape Royal 16-1 (8-6) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Thoughtsofstardom (9-0) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Lujiana 5-2fav (8-6) Always prominent, led over 2f out, hardridden inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan beating Dickie Le Davoir (8-12) by 2l, 9 ran.
Divertimenti (IRE) 2-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon held up in touch, ridden 2f out, soon one pace, no impression, 4th of 8, 10l behind Brazilian Brush (8-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Jan.
The Cuckoo 50-1 (9-2) Raced far side, chased leaders over 3f, 16th of 17, 13l behind Mission Impossible (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Nov.
Handsinthemist (IRE) 4-1 (8-2) Led, headed over 2f out, soon hardridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Lujiana (8-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Cheshire Rose 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 1f, 6th of 12, 6l behind Meikle Barfil (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Truly Divine 6-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furling and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Meikle Barfil (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Ronnie Howe 12-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon one pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Lujiana (8-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Egyptian Lord 50-1 (8-6) Always behind, last of 9, 19l behind Lujiana (8-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Riggs (IRE) 100-1 (9-13) Dwelt and went right start, outpaced, always behind, 6th of 7, 21l behind Texas Queen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.