It could be argued that Ravenfield is well treated on handicap debut but we prefer VERINCO while Raccoon is another for the list. A winner of a Ripon contest over this trip off a mark of 60 the pick showed improved for by only just missing out last time. He's up a couple of lbs for that effort and with the conditions returning to his optimum he has every chance. Ravenfield finished within a length of a horse rated 72 in a conditions racelast time and off a rating of 68 could be considered well-in while Raccoon is a former course and distance winner and is now 4lbs below his last winning mark. Bertie Southstreet will be interesting if fit enough on his return but will find life tougher back in these ranks so in a open little contest Verinco seems the form horse.
Secret Venue 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders to over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 8l behind Mullglen (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Raccoon (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 8l behind The Bear (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Verinco 4-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Chosen One (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Bertie Southstreet 4-1 (9-6) Led, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Bentley (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Angelo Poliziano 12-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, soon hung left and beaten, last of 8, 19l behind Solemn (9-9) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Nomoreblondes 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Musical Bridge (8-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Ravenfield (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) In touch on outside, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and chance over 1f out, weakened and eased final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 2l behind Humidor (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 8l behind Chosen One (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Spirit of Coniston 33-1 (8-8) Led 1f soon under pressure, lost place halfway, 8th of 10, 9l behind Musical Bridge (8-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Molly Two 20-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 14l behind Colorus (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Oct.