White Flag beat Scoreline a length in soft ground at Redcar last month but both have been beaten on a faster surface since. Wadi Alamardi failed to show any improvement dropped back to the minimum trip last time and a chance is taken on SIGNORE PICCOLO. He's yet to threaten in maiden company but doesn't have that much to find on his handicap debut in this company. This is tougher than the claimer won by Lady Montenegro at Beverley in June and Sukari Gold makes more appeal.
Scoreline 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and one pace 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Omaha Gold (9-0) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Signore Piccolo 6-1 (9-2) Pressed leader, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Aeolus (9-5) at Chester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
Wadi Alamardi 16-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 8, 8l behind Omaha Gold (9-0) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
White Flag 6-1 (8-10) Always behind, last of 9, 13l behind Gulland Rock (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Cheeky Peta's 66-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 17, 16l behind Got To Dance (8-13) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Sukari Gold (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Soon led, headed after 1f, prominent, led again over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Casper Lee (9-2) at Thirsk 7f Selling Handicap (0-75) (2yo) (5) sft in Sep.
Goadby 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, riddden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 8l behind Anytimeatall (9-4) at Leicester 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Tell Me When 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Dance Bid (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.
Lady Montenegro 40-1 (7-9) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 5f 2yo clm (6) gf in Jun beating Bountiful Forest (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Romantic Bliss (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Led 1f, tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Roving Bunny (9-7) at Carlisle 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Raise A Billion 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Focusofourthoughts (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Baileys Celebrate 12-1 (8-6) Pressed winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Mornin Mr Norris (8-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.