Lesley's Choice has gone very close on his last couple of starts though he's gone up in the weights despite not winning and BERTIE SOUTHSTREET is just preferred. He beat a couple of higher rated rivals in a claimer at this track last month and this looks no tougher. Sherjawy seems stuck on his current mark judged on recent placed efforts and Rightcar has struggled off higher marks since scoring at Kempton in January. Almaty Express is better over 6f nowadays but can never be easily dismissed at this course.
Lesley's Choice 5-1 (9-4) Held up in last trio, pushed along and unable to quicken halfway, switched right to outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bertie Southstreet 14-1 (9-0) Held up in close 4th, took keen hold, not much room over 3f out, closed over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Mar beating Catherines Call (8-9) by 2l, 4 ran.
Ginzan 15-2 (9-1) Raced stands side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders far side, 7th of 17, 4l behind Cape Royal (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Sherjawy (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Howyadoingnotsobad (8-10) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rightcar 5-1 (9-6) Slowly away, soon switched left, towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Invigilator (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Francis Albert 20-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4l behind The Tatling (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Spic 'n Span 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 18l behind First In Command (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Almaty Express 6-1 (9-2) Prominent, led and went left after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Avonlini (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.