KONKIE hit the crossbar over C&D last time out and he can provide his supporters with some compensation by beating Painted Clown and Hidden Secrets to the victory.
It is hard to oppose SPEAKER JOHN after his impressive victory over this C&D shortly before Christmas. That said, Hashtag Winning and Yo Soy El Lobo could give him plenty to think about.
HANDSOME BOY filled second place in a similar contest here a few weeks ago and he can go one better tonight. That victory can come at the main expense of Weldon and Fifty Flags.
Big Legacy and Waitin On One both have strong form claims but the nod goes to HOW'S MY BUD, who has won his last two starts in this grade.
ALL ABOUT BLEU has a very good record at this track and that includes her C&D victory at the end of last month. Bilky Bluz could prove to be the biggest danger, while Princess Akris completes the shortlist.
PRESSDAMUSICBUTTON was an impressive maiden winner last time out and he can take this step up in grade in his stride. The main threats appear to be Whose Baby Is That and Vizcaino.
In a wide-open contest the marginal preference is for FLEUR DE FORCE after her second-placed finish in a similar contest here last month. Others to note are Gia Alexa and Ice Palace.
HOWDY BOY has been running well for a number of months now and it is that consistency that gives him the edge over Painter's Pride and Cape Romance.