Imjin River hasn't won since 2009 although he is a course and distance winner and finished runner-up off today's mark last time. Red Shadow was placed here last week and will be looking to increase his tally of one win in 27 starts while Speedyfix is dropped in class but finished nearer last in a couple of previous efforts at this track. MATAAJIR has won twice over a mile at the course but showed enough speed to go close over 6f at Wolverhampton last month and he gets the tentative vote with Steel City Boy and Tenancy perhaps best of the rest.
Speedyfix 20-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2l behind Frognal (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mataajir (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Vitznau (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Red Shadow 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt raced wide held up, headway to chase leaders halfway, soon ridden, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Marshall Art (9-2) at Southwell 6f sll hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 7l behind Hellbender (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Bailadeira (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Imjin River (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, switched left start, held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Bailadeira (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ridgeway Hawk 25-1 (8-13) Behind, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 14l behind Kai (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Seamster 9-2 (9-2) Led until over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 9l behind Dashing Eddie (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan '12.
Mango Music 8-1 (10-9) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Lord Buffhead (10-13) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Tenancy (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 14l behind Ace Of Spies (9-0) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Bird Dog 33-1 (8-8) Held up, headway to go close up over 3f out, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 23l behind Marshall Art (9-2) at Southwell 6f sll hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Fathey (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Rider removed blind after leaving stalls, slowly away, outpaced, 9th of 11, 18l behind Come On Dave (9-3) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Aug.
Takajan (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 29l behind Valdaw (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Johnson's Cat (IRE) 80-1 (8-6) Pulled hard, led over 6f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 22l behind Monzino (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.