CARANBOLA is a standing dish around here and is just 2lb higher than when gaining his fifth C&D victory in August. A couple of runs in April over 6f will have put him straight and Paul Mulrennan can steer him to another success. The locally trained Northern Bolt is probably better over an extra furlong as is Prince James, who just caught him at Catterick in April and though Select Committee is running well he's 8lb higher than when scoring here in September. The veteran Tabaret hasn't been in the best of form but he's dropped significantly in the weights and it would be no surprise to see a big run, a remark that also applies to Befortyfour, another who has dropped a long way in the weights and looked on the way back at Kempton last time.
Caranbola 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 13, 12l behind Thunderball (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Select Committee 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and not much room inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Nomoreblondes (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Comptonspirit 100-1 (9-3) Held up, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 18, 33l behind Italian Tom (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Befortyfour 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Royal Bajan (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Northern Bolt 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, ridden and headway centre over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Secret City (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Tabaret 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Nomoreblondes (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Prince James 25-1 (8-8) Raced stand side, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 10l behind Bosun Breese (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Mawjoodah 8-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway on inside 2f out, staying on when hampered and switched left approaching final furlong, kept on inside final furlong without threatening, 6th of 11, 4l behind Efistorm (9-1) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed halfway, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 26l behind Hopes N Dreams (9-2) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.