Despite not being particularly well served by the framing of this seller OBE GOLD is a confident selection to land a hat-trick and his selection is at the expense of the highest rated in the race Ravi River and Imperial House, who was unlucky in running last time out.It's now four wins in seven starts for the selection, whose made competing in this grade something of an art form. Granted he is yet to win at this venue but there's little wrong with his last course attempt and a hat-trick beckons.Ravi River does hold the pick on the weights and David Evans' charge did looked slightly back to form last time. At present, though, his rating looks inflated and it looks significant that his normal pilot prefers to ride our selection.Imperial House's last run is best forgotten has he wasn't given a clear run so the Ron Harris trained colt is best judged on his late win at Lingfield two run back. That form is encouraging coming into this and he has every chance under an in-form pilotVia Mia would be another for the short-list but she's not been at her best for a while, which can't be said for Obe Gold, who should continue his purple patch.
Bentley 8-1 (9-4) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Obe Gold (9-4) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Imperial House 17-2 (8-10) Held up, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 7l behind Divine Force (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Obe Gold 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol beating Espy (9-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Ravi River (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Keen led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Wrighty Almighty (8-13) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Angaric (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Chased leaders until ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 6l behind Headache (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Fiveonthreeforjd 66-1 (9-1) Steadied start, always in rear, 7th of 8, 20l behind Zerzura (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Geezers Colours 2-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 6l behind Goodbye Cash (8-10) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Tri Chara (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Radiator Rooney (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Jord (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, wide and weakened straight, 8th of 11, 6l behind Headache (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Via Mia 8-1 (8-2) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final f, never nearer, 4th of 8, 6l behind Networker (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Jan.
Where's Killoran 25-1 (9-4) Led until 3f out, soon hard ridden to challenge, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 14l behind Miss Glitters (9-7) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Moonlight Serenade 11-1 (8-11) Held up, never a factor, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Orsett Lad (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.