None of these tick all the right boxes and PELMANISM is no more than a speculative selection. He's been holding his form well over longer trips of late, but scored over today's distance last season and Dale Swift's claim could give him the edge. Restless Bay went close at Bath last time though all three wins to date have been on the Polytrack, while The Nifty Fox is finally back on a winning mark but hasn't won since 2009. Liberty Ship has been in good form in low grade handicaps but will find this tougher and Pavershooz has gone back up in the weights despite not winning.
Beat The Bell 14-1 (9-2) Very slowly away, always behind, 19th of 20, 10l behind Secret Witness (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Pavershooz 9-1 (9-11) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Mirza (9-9) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
The Nifty Fox 12-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Verinco (9-1) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Raced stand side prominent, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Discanti (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Restless Bay (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced 3f out, headway on inside entering final furlong, ran on to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Barons Spy (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, not much room and hampered over 1f out, soon eased, last of 11, 23l behind Mirza (9-9) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Pelmanism 5-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed last 75 yards, no extra, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Mirza (9-9) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Even Stevens 22-1 (9-4) Pushed along towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 24l behind York Glory (9-7) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Tamareen (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Pulled hard raced wide, in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 12l behind Try The Chance (9-4) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Liberty Ship 11-1 (9-4) Behind and soon outpaced, headway under pressure entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to go 3rd near finish, not reached leaders, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.