MILTON OF CAMPSIE may be able to reel off a quickfire hat-trick for her new trainer but there are plenty in with chances including Daring Dream and Jack Rackham. The selection had gone eight races without tasting success prior to showing up well in third on debut for John Balding in August and she has built on the promise of that run in no uncertain terms. Her penalty means that she's running from a mark that's 3lbs lower than her initial rating so there's reason to believe that it won't prove beyond her and she's clearly on good terms with herself. Distant Sun is in form and not badly treated on the best of his efforts whilst Daring Dream also enjoyed a successful outing last time but that was his maiden success and came on soft ground so he's easy enough to oppose. Maison Dieu scored from this mark over course and distance in June so enters calculations having gone close last time whilst Top Bid is getting closer to a perch that he should prove capable of winning from. John Keats should give another good account whilst Jack Rackham has the ability to go close but it's a long time since he's won a race. Yorkshire Blue has tasted success more recently and is no back number in this contest but Milton Of Campsie is the suggestion.
Distant Sun (USA) 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on strongly, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep beating Wicked Wilma (9-2) by 2l, 10 ran.
Pickering 12-1 (9-5) Stumbled start, mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakening when not much room entering final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Select Committee (8-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Milton of Campsie 13-8fav (9-4) Held up going well behind leaders, switched left well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep beating Dalarossie (8-8) by 1l, 11 ran.
Liberty Trail (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Went right start, with leader until halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Cheyenne Red (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
John Keats 10-1 (8-4) Behind, soon under pressure, headway over 1f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Malcheek (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Jack Rackham 16-1 (9-8) With winner to halfway, soon outpaced, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Medici Time (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Hansomis (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway and switched left over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 2l behind Diamond Blade (8-5) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 13-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind, hung right over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 9l behind Yorkshire Blue (8-7) at Redcar 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Daring Dream (GER) 9-2 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug beating Ishiadancer (9-11) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
The Bear 9-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 4th of 12, 6l behind Captain Royale (8-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Piste 33-1 (8-11) Prominent, lost place over 2f out, no impression after, 12th of 16, 3l behind King Of Swords (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Top Bid 13-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and no extra final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Sea Salt (8-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Obe Brave 7-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Bahamian Lad (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Maison Dieu 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Diamond Blade (8-5) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Steel Blue 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind King's Colour (8-13) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Yorkshire Blue 3-1fav (8-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, never nearer, 6th of 13, 4l behind Diamond Blade (8-5) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Almost Married (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Always in rear, last of 10, 28l behind Imperial Sword (9-7) at Ayr 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.