Plush is always hard to beat here but FULL TOSS takes a massive drop in grade and should score for an in-form yard. Our selection ran behind Penitent in the Lincoln last time having previously come up against smart performer Tranquil Tiger in the Winter Derby. Those contests are both a world away from this and he's got recent winning form to back up his rating of 93, one that gives him almost a stone in hand of Plush. Tom Dascombe's charge has a fantastic record here and was only narrowly denied in a similar race last time but off level weights he's up against it taking on Full Toss, a fellow course and distance winner. Atacama Sunrise is a consistent handicapper and receives weight from all her rivals she was a shade below par on her sole start here and is taken on with that in mind. Country Road represents a shrewd yard and needs a market check now dropped in grade but he would be 24lbs better off with our pick if this were a handicap, whilst there should be little between Granny McPhee and Fifty Cents but neither are expected to get close to winning. This isn't a bad claimer but Full Toss stands out as a class above this opposition and should take the world of beating.
Country Road (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) In touch in rear, short lived effort on outer over 2f out, weakened and hung left 1f out, 4th of 5, 9l behind Full Speed (9-6) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Full Toss 100-1 (8-12) Never near leaders, 15th of 21, 22l behind Penitent (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Plush 10-11fav (8-11) Held up in rear, pulled hard, good headway to lead over 4f out, ridden 1f out, caught post, 2nd of 4, shd behind Ilie Nastase (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Feb.
Fifty Cents 25-1 (8-9) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 3l behind King's Masque (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Mar.
Bold Indian (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Traphalgar (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) gf in Oct.
Granny McPhee 20-1 (8-10) Behind, not much room after 1f, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 7l behind Danderek (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Never Sold Out (IRE) 100-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 6l behind Well Of Echoes (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Atacama Sunrise 9-2 (8-1) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Alfie Tupper (8-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.