Veteran Red Cape has been winding back the clock lately, running Top Kop to a short-head over 6f here before scoring over course and distance in a handicap earlier this month. He's every chance of following up in this claimer but we just prefer the younger COME ON DAVE, who arguably beat a more competitive field in one of these last month and just appear to have the beating of Ruth Carr's charge on a line through runner-up Haadeeth. Speightowns Kid hasn't raced since December and Lady In Blue ran a shocker at Ripon 11 days ago.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 8l behind Discussiontofollow (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Come On Dave (IRE) 11-4 (8-8) Taken to post early, made all, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 5f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Haadeeth (7-13) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Red Cape (FR) 6-1 (8-9) Outpaced, switched left over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Tyfos (9-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Avonvalley 16-1 (8-10) Soon outpaced and in rear, headway on outside when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Fathsta (9-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Lady In Blue 11-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakening when hampered well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Two Shades Of Grey (8-8) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.