Look no further than La Musique here, as he should easily be capable of beating this poor lot, with Galley Law and Pending perhaps the ones to fight out the places. The selection is in great form at present having easily landed an event over course-and-distance last month. He was not disgraced in better company next time and should return to winning ways this afternoon. Pending is an in-and-out performer but has shown his best form over this trip and he could prove each-way value at the likely odds. Rocky Reppin is one of the more consistent runners but does still appear to have a fair bit to find with the selection. So, it is not often we can say this about a banded race, but we believe La Musique is a good thing and is a confident choice.
La Musique 7-1 (8-3) Prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, rallied and every chance over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Pawn In Life (8-8) at Southwell 7f app hcp (6) fbs.
Barzak (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway on outside 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mount Royale (9-3) at Southwell 7f banded stk (7) fbs in Mar.
Noorain 12-1 (8-13) Prominent, lost place 6f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 12, 33l behind Magic Warrior (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) pol.
Pending (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Soon led, headed over 6f out, led again over 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Magic Warrior (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) pol.
Wings Of Morning (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Chased leader over 5f out, every chance over 2f out, soon ridden, edged right 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Mulberry Lad (8-12) at W'hampton 7f banded stk (7) pol.
Annals 14-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up and keen, headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Inescapable (8-11) at W'hampton 7f banded stk (7) pol.
Feast of Romance 40-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Up Tempo (9-11) at Yarmouth 6f clm (6) gf in Apr.
Rocky Reppin 11-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 17l behind Welsh Whisper (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) std in Apr.