The trio for the shortlist are SPIC 'N SPAN, Sir Geoffrey and Bookiesindex Boy with the vote given to the first mentioned. Ron Harris has had his fair share of winners this month and Spic 'n Span can keep the momentum going. He won at Southwell last time when he beat Monte Major in comfortable fashion and he looks one to stay on the right side of at present. Sir Geoffrey was returning from a break at Kempton earlier in the month so he should strip fitter for that outing, but he has shown all his best form at that track and his overall strike-rate is far from impressive. Bookiesindex Boy hasn't won for 14 months but he is definitely on a fair mark at present and if he is in the mood then he could run a big race. Lucky Art would have claims on the pick of his turf form, but he has yet to be even placed in three starts on the all-weather. Spic 'n Span makes most appeal and gets the vote.
Leftontheshelf (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden halfway, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to take 3rd final stride, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Lithaam (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 10-3fav (9-4) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Don Pele (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bookiesindex Boy 16-1 (9-2) Bumped start, in touch, smooth progress over 1f out, soon led, ridden inside final furlong found little and headed final 50 yards, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Where's Reiley (9-3) at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Spic 'n Span 2-1 (8-12) Made all, travelled strongly, hard driven over 1f out, held on gamely, won at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs beating Monte Major (8-5) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Lucky Art (USA) 25-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 9l behind Perlachy (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Tracked winner, led over 3f out to over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Sherjawy (8-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
First Order 40-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 3l behind Where's Reiley (9-3) at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Style Award 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure to chase leading pair well inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Sherjawy (8-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Wreningham 10-3fav (8-12) Pulled hard, tracked leader over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Elusive Ronnie (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Divertimenti (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Led 1f and keen, headed final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 6l behind Pipers Piping (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Dodaa (USA) 33-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 18l behind Pocket's Pick (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Miacarla 50-1 (7-13) Led, hard ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 10, 6l behind Doctor Hilary (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.