Bennelong has won two of his last three starts including his latest outing at Wolverhampton. However, he's just as likely to throw the towel in as win and ROSCO FLYER looks a more solid option. The latter is now 8lb lower than the last time he won and bounced back to form when going close at this track recently. A return to winning ways looks on the cards for Roger Teal's charge. Megalala and Colinca's Lad have both won three times on the turf this season but have yet to prove as good on Polytrack and the same can be said of recent Redcar winner Phluke, whose only win on this surface was back in 2005.
Bennelong 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, led entering final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Celtic Step (8-13) by ns, 8 ran.
Rosco Flyer (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Driven to lead after 1f, narrowly headed 2f out, stayed pressing leader, upsides and every chance inside final furlong, went 2nd final 75 yards, readily held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Mons Calpe (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Megalala (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Led, pushed along over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Shades Of Grey (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) gf in Oct.
Cloudy Bay (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase clear winner over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 12l behind Uphold (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Cane Cat (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Painted Tail (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Led and set strong pace, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no chance with easy winner, lost 2 places final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 8l behind Danderek (9-7) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Saviour Sand (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 17l behind True To Form (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Phluke 28-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to lead again towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct beating Hidden Glory (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Nina Rose 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, not quite able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Dichoh (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Commerce 20-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 7f out, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Beach Babe (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Rainsborough 9-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression close home, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Summer Glow (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.