With the two early market leaders (My Boy Jack and Bungle Bay) comprising a 17-race maiden drawn in stall 12 and a 13-race maiden who normally runs over further, there would appear to be some significant potential value elsewhere.
Robyn Brisland has his runners in decent shape with three all-weather handicap winners in recent days, and he brought a strong hand into this race in the shape of Therehegoes and Black Box.
The withdrawal of Therehegoes opens the door for Black Box, a lightly-raced five-year-old who has had only three runs after a very long 542-day absence, so she has plenty of scope to progress further from her encouraging run at this venue a couple of weeks ago.
This lively mare finished fourth of eleven, missing the places by a neck, a good effort considering how keenly she raced, and with Willam Carson back in the saddle, they should be better equipped to get the best out of their renewed partnership.
Today's drop back to six furlongs should address the keenness issue, plus that latest effort came after another 101 days off, so she should come on for that outing.
Now sixteen pounds below her opening mark, she has the speed to go well down at six furlongs, especially if she gets a decent break from a more favourable inside draw.