GOLDEN BISHOP is taken to get it right now back on the level, and Richard Fahey's gelding can see off Rising Force to take this 10f handicap. This trip is ideal for the selection, who won over the distance at Yarmouth in August and was a shade unlucky in running when trying to follow up here last month. An abortive attempt over hurdles has followed, but switched back to the flat and off a mark of 68 he looks the one to beat here. Rising Force won over 11f off a mark of 64 in the early part of this year and starts from 1lb lower here. He has been kept busy over the sticks too during the interim, picking up a race at Stratford in July. This surface suits and he must be taken seriously. Don Pietro returns to this trip for the first time in a while. He has shown form over it before and is weighted to go pretty well although he might just have a little bit too much on his back to get home in front. Claret And Amber is back on a good mark but doesn't convince that he gets this far, Transmission might need a further drop by the handicapper before winning, and with nothing else really appealing we'll take Golden Bishop to score.
Fantastic Morning 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders until weakened final furlong, last of 9, 39l behind Envisage (9-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Don Pietro 12-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader, effort over 2f out, not quicken, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Landucci (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Claret And Amber 11-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 1f out, kept on inside final furlong but never troubled leaders, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Beetuna (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Shake On It 6-1 (9-11) In touch on outside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 14l behind Gross Prophet (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f clm (6) pol in Oct.
Rapid City 7-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Sign of The Cross (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f clm (6) pol.
Man of Gwent (UAE) 9-1 (8-9) Soon pushed along in rear, never dangerous, 14th of 15, 27l behind Prairie Storm (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Artreju (GER) 4-1jt-fav (10-10) Towards rear, ridden along over 3f out, never reached challenging position, 6th of 10, 17l behind Holiday Cocktail (11-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gd in Aug.
Ballora (FR) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out to chase leaders, one pace, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Red Lily (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol.
Golden Bishop 14-1 (8-4) Pulled hard, held up in rear, ridden and headway on inside well over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Ben Ami (8-1) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Rising Force (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, took 3rd well over 1f out no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Constant Cheers (9-7) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Transmission (IRE) 5-1jt-fav (8-13) Held up, not much on inner over 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 7l behind Bavarian Nordic (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
St Petersburg 33-1 (9-2) Held up, stayed on from over 2f out, 5th of 15, 8l behind Prairie Storm (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Blockley (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always rear, 8th of 11, 14l behind Wakita (8-9) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Oct.