There's not a great deal between these on these terms so it could pay to stick with the least exposed and that's DESERT RANGER. He made a winning start over course and distance last month and the runner-up has since boosted the form by winning. Beautiful Stranger's win came on the Fibresand and he was well beaten here last time albeit in better company. Rose Buck has been placed in handicaps since landing her maiden while Sherston made the frame at Lingfield on his comeback. Chookie's Lass scored over track and trip in November but has finished nearer last either side of that success.
Beautiful Stranger (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Keen prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Euro Charline (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Chookie's Lass 20-1 (9-3) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 19l behind Dont Have It Then (8-11) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Desert Ranger (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Crazee Diamond (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Rose Buck 4-1 (9-1) Tracked winner until ridden entering final 3f, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Alumina (9-7) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Sherston Evensfav (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Mindurownbusiness (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.