Teen Ager will be popular after a win last time but he still has to prove that he acts as well here as at Lingfield and we'll take him on with MONTE MAJOR, who goes well here. Trainer Derek Shaw has his runners in pretty good shape and Monte Major is 4lbs better off with today's opponent Tyrannosaurus Rex for a four length beating last time they met, so there is every chance that he can reverse that form particularly as the latter runner looks handicapped to the hilt. Five of the selection's six wins have been over course and distance and he can go in again. Stablemate Muktasb is 5lbs higher than when winning here over 6f in January and can get competitive, though the longer trip would see him to better effect. Welsh Opera has a 1-19 record thus far but has run well here in defeat. She is 5lb higher than that sole success and is not obviously well handicapped and we will side with Monte Major.
Muktasb (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, some late progress, not troubled leaders, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Fizzlephut (9-0) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Tyrannosaurus Rex (IRE) 10-3fav (8-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, never trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Perlachy (8-4) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Monte Major (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, edged left close home, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Fizzlephut (9-0) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Mandelieu (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders to halfway, last of 10, 9l behind Back In The Red (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Teen Ager (FR) 20-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, switched right and headway approaching final furlong, pushed along and stayed on to lead near finish, won at Lingfield 5f hcap (6) pol in Feb beating Step It Up (9-4) by a hd, 9 ran.
Welsh Opera 7-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon struggling, 7th of 8, 4l behind Don Pele (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Ask Jenny (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Outpaced, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Steel City Boy (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Hurricane Coast 14-1 (8-12) Keen, mid-division, headway over 5f out, tracked leader over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Waldorf (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Richardthesecond (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Prominent on outside, edged left under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Stoneacre Pat (8-8) at W'hampton 5f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Dodaa (USA) 8-1 (8-2) Led until headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 4l behind Don Pele (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Green Lagonda (AUS) 4-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd line, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Fizzlephut (9-0) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Magic Glade 14-1 (8-1) With leader, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 5l behind Teen Ager (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcap (6) pol in Feb.
Bollin Franny 4-6fav (9-0) Raced keenly, held up in touch, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind The Magic Blanket (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Jan.