A plumb draw should enable BAHAMIAN LAD to confirm recent placings with Princess Valerina here despite being 1lb worse off, while there are others in with a shout. The selection had little in hand over the Derek Haydn Jones-trained mare last time out and from the two pitch he looks capable of keeping his head in front. He drops back in trip here but he does show good speed in context and there is no reason why the distance should be his downfall. Princess Valerina should again be competitive, but a car park draw looks a concern over this minimum trip. Kelamon has a 1 from 16 win record on articificial surfaces, but that success did at least come at this track, albeit over 7f. Even so, he seems adaptable as far as trip is concerned and we expect to see him thereabouts from this mark. Silvanus has a win from this mark to his name and he does act around this circuit. A thoroughly consistent gelding, he looks sure to give a good account. Much of those comments could also apply to Incomparable, but he is unlikely to live up to his name from this mark and we'll take Bahamian Lad to score.
Northern Dare (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders far side group, weakened over 2f out, 17th of 27, 11l behind Against The Grain (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) hvy in Sept.
Luscivious 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Xpres Maite (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.
Soopacal (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden approaching final furlong, no impression, 6th of 9, 3l behind Ebraam (9-4) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Came Back (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Desperate Dan (9-6) at W'hampton 5f clm (5) pol.
Princess Valerina 9-1 (8-13) Prominent, edging left from over 1f out, chasesd winner 1f out, closed on winner near finish, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Bahamian Lad (8-10) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Incomparable 11-4jt-fav (9-1) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 4l behind Chjimes (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Bahamian Lad 11-4fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, edged left well inside final furlong, held on well close home, won at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Princess Valerina (8-13) by a nk, 9 ran.
Kelamon 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on from 1f out, led close home, won at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct beating Filligree (8-11) by a nk, 15 ran.
Silvanus (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Raced keenly, led, headed over 5f out, tracked leader, led again 2f out, headed inside final furlong, not quicken, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Sir Nod (8-4) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Thoughtsofstardom 16-1 (9-2) Chased winner to well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 5l behind Ten Down (8-10) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) std.
Bookiesindex Boy 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leader on inside to over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 7l behind Nickel Silver (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Rothesay Dancer 9-1 (8-0) Held up, stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Roker Park (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.