White Dart stayed on strongly to win last time out and races under a penalty for that success and has to be respected as he is due to race off 75 next time. Out Of Nothing took advantage of a lower all-weather mark when last seen and has won at the course before on heavy ground so is worth noting, but we tentatively select EMERALDS SPIRIT. Plenty of the horses in this field have raced together before and Emeralds Spirit was a runner-up behind Chookie Avon last time, who in turn lost out to White Dart most recently. The selection beat Geojimali at the end of September and off these revised marks they may battle it out again, whilst North Central may also be able to contend for the frame places. This race is a riddle that's difficult to work out but Emeralds Spirit is the percentage call having won here before and with the ability to handle the conditions.
White Dart 12-1 (9-5) Steadied in rear, good headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Jupiter Fidius (8-8) by 4l, 15 ran.
Deadly Encounter (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Always behind, 12th of 14, 18l behind Cara's Request (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Berbice (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, headway on inside to 2nd going well 3f out, led approaching 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Chookie Avon (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Celtic Lynn (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Clumber Place (8-13) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Sep.
Muqalad (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 15, 15l behind White Dart (9-5) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Mujaadel (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Out Of Nothing 4-1fav (9-0) Made all, ridden and edged right just over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Just Timmy Marcus (9-10) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Emeralds Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on, always held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Chookie Avon (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
North Central (USA) 12-1 (8-6) In touch , pushed along over 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Chookie Avon (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Geojimali 9-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and always held, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Emeralds Spirit (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Vertigo On Course (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Elijah Pepper (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mr Lu 28-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden and one pace over 2f out, struggling and no chance after, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Chookie Avon (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Chookie Avon 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon hung left, not ran on, 6th of 15, 10l behind White Dart (9-5) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mister Jingles 12-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Ours (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.