There is nothing between Pumblechook and Daisy Boy on latest running with the latter 1lb better off for a short head beating. Both will handle the additional furlong and preference for PUMBLECHOOK is based purely on the fact that he may have the capability to eke out further improvement after just seven starts in contrast to a fully exposed rival. Amanto and Rum Swizzle are not ruled out by any means and the former could prove a lively danger back in the right class with Finley Marsh claiming a handy 7lb.
Last week's Leicester first and second PUMBLECHOOK and Daisy Boy ought to be very closely matched again, but the latter did enjoy the run of the race and Mark Johnston's charge is still pretty lightly raced, so can be expected to uphold the form. Rum Swizzle was surprisingly turned out over hurdles last time and she could easily bounce back.