FOREVER'S GIRL won over C&D in November and went close at Southwell on her latest start. That run suggests she can win off her current mark and Geoff Oldroyd's mare gets the vote. Takajan had Ballodair behind at this track before winning on the Fibresand on Tuesday and he can figure while Weet A Surprise has dropped to a tempting mark if she can rediscover her best. Better is also expected of Prince James back at this track after a couple of poor efforts on the Fibresand.
Forever's Girl 18-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 14, hd behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (8-10) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Excellent Show 6-1 (9-0) In touch when not much room after 1f, mid-division after, headway over 1f out, hampered and lost place entering final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 17l behind Lucky Dan (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Held up, keen and headway on outer to press leaders over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Prize Point (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Prince James 13-2 (8-4) Slowly away, always outpaced in rear, well behind halfway, tailed off, last of 7, 16l behind Ridley Didley (8-6) at Southwell 5f app clm stks 0-70 (6) fbs in Jan.
Ballodair (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, hampered over 3f out, soon ridden, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 11, 4l behind Jack Rackham (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Weet A Surprise 11-4 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Dualagi (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Takajan (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, soon led, ridden out, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Elusive Fame (8-11) by nk, 7 ran.
Valmina 13-2 (9-1) Prominent until hampered on inside after 1f, chased leading trio, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Elhamri (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.