The pacey five-year-old is yet to finish out of the first three at the Berkshire venue and was a well-backed winner of this 12 months ago, always handy and then fully in charge inside the final furlong. Since then the selection has added two more wins to the cv, including again when heavily supported at Leicester three outings ago. He has run with credit since and warmed up for today over course and distance with a slightly unlucky, trouble in running performance 21 days ago.
Beaten just a staying-on length, Bahamian Dollar no doubt will be well prepared for the task ahead and is fancied to go one better with the useful Rossa Ryan booked.
The lightly-raced six-year-old mare gave the highly progressive winner What A Welcome a fright over course and distance two weeks ago, battling on to the line and appreciating the drop back in trip. She can also go one better.
OUR CHARLIE BROWN (Ayr, 4.10) had an excellent 2017, winning four races and looked close to his beat again last time at Catterick. Unsighted in a York race for amateur riders when joint favourite the time before, he was again backed but had double-trouble late on.
The four-year-old should now be at his peak and, granted better luck, can get his season on track