Salix is likely to be all the rage, as is often the case with unexposed runners. However, NIKKI STEEL is the one who gets the nod. The eight-year-old delivered a much-improved performance last time out and comes here for a trainer who has been amongst the winners of late. Another step in the right direction would surely make him hard to beat. Stonecoldsoba is another to consider, though he’s expected to find it tough off top weight.