Authentication has been raised 10lb for his latest win over a longer trip at Folkestone and Bavarian Nordic has lost his way since scoring at Carlisle in August. This is much tougher than the race at Ripon in which Aegean Destiny finished second so a punt is taken that SUN SEAL handles today's ground. She was only beaten a head at Redcar last week and looks capable of better on her handicap debut. Silver Tigress could prove best of the rest if forgiven her latest below-par effort at Thirsk though Hawdyerwheesht also warrants respect.
Mohawk Ridge 5-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 32l behind Gosforth Park (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 4f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Tricksofthetrade (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 18l behind Noble Alan (9-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Sun Seal 7-1 (8-12) Took keen hold in close 5th, headway travelling well over 2f out, not clearest or runs towards outside inside final 2f, chased winner final 130 yards, strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Red Hand (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd.
Bold Cuffs 3-1fav (9-1) Led, edged right on bend over 7f out, kicked on over 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Bank Bonus (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Maybe I Wont 6-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along on inside over 3f out, soon switched right, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 12l behind Major Domo (10-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Maneki Neko (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Noble Alan (9-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Arley Hall 12-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Singalat (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Sep.
Meetings Man (IRE) 13-2fav (8-4) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, 27l behind Dancing Primo (8-10) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Silver Tigress 8-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 11, 24l behind Dorry K (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Hawdyerwheesht 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 2f out, edged left and headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind The Baronet (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Slide Show 8-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, 4th over 3f out, struggling and kept on from under 2f out, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Sonapour (9-5) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jul '11.
Aegean Destiny 9-1 (9-13) Held up, headway 3f out, chased winner in vain entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sula Two (10-13) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 9-1 (8-9) Keen held up, headway to track leader 9f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 17l behind Moidore (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Authentication 10-11fav (8-13) Tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, won at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep beating Stickleback (8-3) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.