Forrest Flyer has won five times here and enjoys a massive pull in the weights than when finishing last of three behind stablemate Grand Diamond here in July. Medieval Bishop won at Thirsk and Newcastle before finding the competition too hot at York and can't be ignored but BEAT THE TIDE looks the one to beat as he won over track and trip in July and is relatively lightly raced. He got outpaced in a tactical affair over a shorter trip at Ripon last month but there should be enough pace for him in this. Arr' Kid is getting closer to a first victory but may need to drop a couple of pounds.
Medieval Bishop (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 29l behind Eagle Rock (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Beat The Tide 6-1 (9-6) Took keen hold tracking leader, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, one pace and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Ambleside (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Key Gold 11-2 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 7th of 14, 10l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Worth A King's 16-1 (10-6) Raced wide, in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 9l behind Blazing Desert (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Jan.
Arr' Kid (USA) 9-4fav (9-3) Held up tracking leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on again inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Vicky Valentine (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Forrest Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leader until halfway, chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no danger after, 9th of 14, 11l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched left over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 14, 10l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Golden Groom 13-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 10, 43l behind Generous Dream (9-6) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug '12.