SOOPACAL returned to winning ways in a claimer over C&D last month. He'll find this tougher, but has won off a higher mark in handicap company before and is taken to follow up. Bookiesindex Boy has never registered back-to-back wins and may struggle to confirm recent running with Where's Reiley, La Capriosa and Sleepy Blue Ocean. The latter is fancied to come out best of that quartet today, while Incomparable finished ahead of Lucky Mellor, Nollaig Shona and Fashion Icon when going close at Wolverhampton recently and can make the frame once again.
Lucky Mellor 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and edged right over 1f out, unable to quicken well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 1l behind Six Wives (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Bookiesindex Boy 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders going well, led on bit just inside final furlong, readily, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb beating Where's Reiley (9-3) by 1l, 9 ran.
Incomparable 13-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Six Wives (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Soopacal (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, joined leader 3f out, ridden halfway, edged persistently right from over 1f out, led approaching 1f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Feb beating Gold Story (8-9) by hd, 5 ran.
La Capriosa 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 3l behind Bookiesindex Boy (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, soon headed and kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Shawkantango (8-11) at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Taurus Twins 8-1 (9-3) Reared leaving stalls, soon in touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Solemn (9-10) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Besty 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, headway to lead over 4f out, ridden and headed halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 11l behind Interchoice Star (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Where's Reiley (USA) 5-2fav (9-2) Close up, ridden halfway, effort over 2f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Interchoice Star (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Dazeen 15-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not clear run 2f out, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on well, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Mr Udagawa (10-6) at Chester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Fashion Icon (USA) 10-3 (9-2) Dwelt, pushed along and soon in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Six Wives (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Straboe (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Nollaig Shona (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Dwelt, chased winner throughout and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Six Wives (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.