POLISH WORLD can continue his recent good form by completing a hat-trick at the main expense of Mister Jingles and King's Sabre. Good or fast ground and this sort of trip are ideal for the Paul Midgley-trained pick, who was well clear of his rivals at Ripon when scoring decisively over a mile there last week, and looks capable of defying a penalty. Mister Jingles represents a yard going well enough, that of Richard Whitaker. All of his five career wins have come over 7f, including two over course and distance. He is 1lb lower than the best of those, but that was almost three years ago and he might just find a couple too good. King's Sabre was beaten in a claimer last time after landing a maiden handicap at Yarmouth, for which the assessor appears to have overreacted. He is up against it at the weights. Northern Flyer is back on a winning mark and has conditions to suit, and with a 12lb pull for three-and-a-half lengths with our pick then he has clear claims. However, we are not going to apply a literal interpretation of that and stick with Polish World.
French Art 9-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon one pace, no progress, 8th of 13, 9l behind Crazy Chris (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ansells Pride (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Polish World (7-11) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Burns Night 16-1 (9-2) Held up behind, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 11l behind Polish World (7-11) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Musca (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Started slowly, always behind, 13th of 14, 30l behind Golden Penny (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May '09.
Polish World (USA) 11-8fav (8-7) Tracked leader and keen, led 3f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Mississippian (8-6) by 6l, 11 ran.
King's Sabre 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always well held, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Abbondanza (9-2) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf.
Mister Jingles 13-2 (8-11) In touch, chased leaders on outer over 2f out, rider lost whip inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Maze (9-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Northern Flyer (GER) 9-2 (8-3) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 1f out until no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Polish World (7-11) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) In touch, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Croeso Cusan (8-11) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Fathey (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Chased winner until 4f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 18l behind Guga (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Kladester (USA) 7-1 (9-0) With leader on inside, led narrowly 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, staying on when hampered and checked inside final furlong, not recover and no impression final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Celtic Step (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Pretty Orchid 22-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 10l behind Elijah Pepper (9-7) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Shannon Golden 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Cape Melody (10-0) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
North Shadow 15-2 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 23l behind Sounds Of Thunder (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
The Midshipmaid 40-1 (7-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 15l behind Leleyf (9-4) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.