Roker Park and The Nifty Fox are eased in grade and could figure here, though there's not much between the latter and Crimson Knot on Musselburgh running last month. Jeannie Galloway likes it here and Best Trip hinted at a revival last time but Breezolini has never won beyond 5f while Lollina Paulina dropped away tamely at Nottingham last week. SPRINGHEEL JAKE has been racing over further lately but was only beaten a short-head over 6f at Ripon in May and will handle this soft ground better than most. Ann Duffield's gelding can open his seasonal account this evening. Polar Annie looks the pick of the remainder.
Roker Park (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged right and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Dubawi Sound (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
The Nifty Fox 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, not much room over 2f out, switched left well over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 11, 6l behind Caranbola (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 5-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, headway and switched to outer over 1f out, kept on to lead near finish, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul beating The Nifty Fox (9-11) by nk, 6 ran.
Jeannie Galloway (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Klynch (10-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Pelmanism 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened halfway, 15th of 17, 9l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Amenable (IRE) 28-1 (9-8) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Spinatrix (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Best Trip (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders far side group, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 6th of 13, 2l behind Singeur (9-9) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Lollina Paulina 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 13l behind Jade (9-5) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Breezolini 15-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Jul beating Pivotal Prospect (8-5) by 1l, 5 ran.
Springheel Jake 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Cyflymder (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Barkston Ash 4-1fav (8-8) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 3f out, rallied over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Chiswick Bey (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Polar Annie 8-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Argentine (9-1) at Ayr 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.