A well named race with plenty of the jumps trainers likely to be sniffing around and SUNNYSIDE TOM can take the race at the expense of Fishforcompliments and Jim Martin. If jockey bookings are to be believed, Sunnyside Tom looks first choice of Paul Hanagan. He is arguably better on faster ground but on his only ever experience of heavy going, he ran creditably enough in a better race. Fishforcompliments has an unhelpful handicap mark at the moment. He does not totally convince over this trip though the ground is not a problem. Jim Martin posted an 80/1 shock at Ayr last year. He has not shown too much in the way of form this year though could go well now back in plating company. First Bay is unexposed and this well bred type is noted in the market. Whirlijig has not gone on from a third in the Aintree mares bumper while Grethel should not be good enough. Sunnyside Tom is selected.
Fishforcompliments 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders to over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 19, 18l behind Roaring Forte (9-0) at York 1m hcp (2) gf.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) In touch, pressing leaders over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 18, 14l behind Marajaa (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
First Bay (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Behind, green and outpaced in rear, ridden and headway well over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, stayed on well nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Visite Royale (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Jim Martin 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 30l behind Stateside (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Whirlijig (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 15l behind Harry The Hawk (9-9) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Grethel (IRE) 22-1 (9-10) Pulled hard towards rear, came to stands side rail in straight, no real headway, 8th of 14, 8l behind Wiseman's Diamond (10-7) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.