DRUMPELLIER is the selection ahead of Your Gifted and Taborcillo. Paul Midgley's runner ran a close up second at Redcar last time out and from a decent draw today, she makes plenty of appeal off her current mark. Your Gifted won here earlier in the month. As he swerved quite violently from the stalls, that has probably gave connections the idea of trying out headgear. Taborcillo was highly tried as a juvenile and the handicapper has decided to allocate a mark of 60 following three runs. The market is watched. Gower Sophia has shown form at this grade previously though we are unsure as to the suitability of the going. Vilnius looks well exposed these days. Dower Glen was running in plating events last year but the handicapper finally seems to be loosening his grip. Drumpellier has plenty in his favour this afternoon and is afforded our nomination.
Taborcillo 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 7l behind Elusive Trader (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Your Gifted (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) With leader, led after 2f, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Captain Bluebird (9-4) by ns, 6 ran.
Drumpellier (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Soon in touch towards far side, effort to chase winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Sir Louis (8-13) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Vilnius 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon in touch, pushed along halfway, one pace final 2f, 6th of 14, 8l behind Sir Louis (8-13) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Dower Glen 12-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden halfway, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Esuvia (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Lees Anthem 20-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened approaching final 1f, 7th of 10, 8l behind Imjin River (9-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Gower Sophia 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Sir Louis (8-13) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Kirkby's Gem 8-1 (8-7) Led 2f, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 13l behind Your Gifted (8-13) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Amoureuse 66-1 (8-12) Outpaced, 10th of 11, 19l behind Singeur (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jun.
Rightcar Marian 125-1 (8-12) Slowly away and bumped start, took keen hold, held up, hard ridden and struggling over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Magenta Strait (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jan.