Imperial Echo is dangerously well treated whilst Carnival Dream should make a bold bid from the front but we'll take a chance that MISTER JINGLES can bounce back to form. Connections have engaged a good apprentice to take the ride aboard the six year old who hasn't scored since June last year. He's a couple of pounds lower in the ratings now having been well held the last twice and he has claims in a race that lacks strength in depth. He has many similarities to Imperial Echo who wasn't beaten too far prior to disappointing at Yarmouth. David Barron's charge knows where the winning line is and has leading claims in this company. Shunkawakhan has done most of his winning on the all-weather but can't be ignored whilst Positivity doesn't have too many miles on the clock. This may not take a great deal of winning and all are considered but decent, recent form is fairly thin on the ground so we'll take a punt on Mister Jingles.
King's Jester (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 4f out, 11th of 12, 29l behind Irish Ballad (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Mister Jingles 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 10l behind Wiseman's Diamond (9-3) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Ancient Cross (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Mr Lu 50-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 19, 4l behind Carnivore (9-6) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Carnival Dream 28-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Poppet's Lovein (9-8) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Imperial Echo (USA) 4-1 (8-13) Held up, headway and not clear run over 1f out, kept on well, 9th of 14, 12l behind Vertigo On Course (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Positivity 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-3) at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Dolly No Hair 33-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 20l behind Funky Munky (9-7) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Trade Price (GR) 100-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 31l behind Oneofapear (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Rue Soleil 50-1 (8-7) Chased winner until halfway, 10th of 12, 19l behind The Bear (9-4) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Aug.
Nino Zachetti (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, soon hanging left, 9th of 13, 19l behind Equinine (8-12) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.