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Prestige Final

T1 Milwards Swaby
Formerly known as Ravenswood Kim, she has won three from three over six bends since arriving from Ireland in October - two of those victories coming from trap one. Beaten only once in her last five races she is one of a few with chances in a race more open than the betting would suggest.

T2 Fleeting Image
Corn Cuchulainn winner in Ireland last summer and a highly impressive seven length winner in the heats which potentially gives him four lengths to play with. Would be very hard to beat if able to poach an early lead, but can be less effective from off the pace.

T3 Ballymac Iniesta
Broke his Open race duck over six bends at home track Perry Barr last month but on the back foot in the heats after a slow start, which has often been his Achilles heel. Still probably a shade over-priced.

T4 Ballymac William
Former top-class four-bend performer winning the 2010 Monmore Puppy Derby and Olympic. Came back from a long layoff to run fourth in the Eclipse in November before three victories when stepped up to 550m at Henlow. Would be a big player if able to lead from a tricky draw, but might be vulnerable to a stronger finisher.

T5 Bowtime Joey
Has progressed well over six bends winning the Lol Jones 630 at Monmore last month, having done well to reach the Eclipse final over four bends the previous month. Has to overcome a potentially tough draw, but trialled well here before enjoying no luck in his heat. Fancied to spring a surprise.

T6 Express Trend
Thirteen-length winner in front of Sky cameras at Romford on Essex Vase final night confirmed her ability having contested the Oaks semi-finals previously - had also run third behind Fleeting Image in last summer's Corn Cuchulainn. Best when able to dominate on the rails, so has been done no favours here.

Verdict: If he traps in front it will be easy to understand why Fleeting Image is such a warm order here after his impressive heat win, which gives him plenty in hand over his rivals. But he will need to avoid Ballymac William, who has returned to form after a long layoff and has the early pace to spoil the party. Express Trend has tons of ability, but has again been handed a nightmare draw, given her preference for the fence. Bowtime Joey clocked two decent four bend trials here, and while he is also badly drawn, must surely enjoy more luck than in the heats, and at the odds 8.6 rates potential upset material.

19:40 Standard
Scottish Derby winner Taylors Cruise has a good record fresh and is strongly fancied to win on his first start since October having somehow found himself in Division Two! Forest Dot rates best of the rest after a good trial last week.

20:00 Stayers
Shock Prestige elimination Lonely Boy could potentially dot up here on his previous form, but trap six has done him few favours and he might be worth opposing. Luminous Park behind him in two finals last year has also favoured poorly in an all railers heat and 2011 Prestige finalist Farley Zach is selected to take advantage of trap one in a tricky heat.

20:15 Hurdles
Not a race to attack with too much confidence, especially as most of these have not been round here, but Billis Renegade has put a string of good runs together and can use his early pace to good advantage. Jamaican Man would be a threat if trapping, while Baran Billy Hi remains consistent.

20:35 Sprint
A terrific matchup between Lil Risky and track record holder Fifis Rocket, both of whom clocked similar trials here last week. However Lil Risky has been winning races of late, while his rival remains without a score in seven starts. Long odds followers might consider Forest Breeze, whose Henlow form is on a par with the selection and won here last month.

20:50 Marathon
Lottes Girl returned from the Ted Hegarty final at Harolds Cross with an excellent six bend spin here the other day and will be tough to beat if in the same mood with previous verdicts over most of her rivals. Ministry Magpie won the Boxing Day Marathon at Crayford and rates the biggest danger.

21:10 Stayers
Farloe Gambit ran well in the BAGS Championship including over the 645m trip here and can confirm that promise by accounting for more recognised rivals in an open looking heat. Aldataro Lass would hold claims if trapping in front, but Saveourstow Lass faces a tough task from trap four on her return.

21:25 Standard
Farloe Luigi, winner of the Midland Championship can stretch his unbeaten record here to five from five by getting first run on high-class Yahoo Jamie, who makes his local debut after an excellent trial, in a race where a lead for either should prove good enough.

Selections:
Taylors Cruise 19:40
Lottes Girl 20:50
Farloe Luigi 21:25
Bowtime Joey 21:45
Farloe Zach 20:00


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