Although Braddock shaped well when placing at Listowel last time his previous form is off putting so instead we like last time out winner SAM'S CROSS to get the better of Ghost Dancer in a poor looking apprentice handicap Very few of these runners come into this race in any sort of form so the course and distance success for the selection last time makes encouraging reading. That was his first attempt at tackling the six furlongs at this venue and he's allowed to run of the same mark again. Braddock put in his best effort for some time when placing in a weak handicap last time. He's better off here with his pilot's claim easing his load but his previous runs offer more questions than answers. Ghost Dancer is running well at present with limited success but now back to his last winning rating Milton Bradley's charge should very much be a leading light this time. Todber should be fitter for his spin at Lingfield last time after a break but is still five pounds heavier than when last getting in front so in a tricky contest Sam's Cross has most in his favour.
Ghost Dancer 7-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened and hung right final furlong, 6th of 15, 7l behind Simple Rhythm (9-1) at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Braddock (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, headed last 50 yards and no extra, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Zhukhov (9-3) at Listowel 6f hcp 50-80 sft in Sep.
Espy 13-2 (8-9) Chased winner, ridden and every chance when not look keen 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Efisio Princess (8-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Todber 8-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten leaders, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Lucky Leigh (8-10) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 15, 7l behind Simple Rhythm (9-1) at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Sam's Cross (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Peopleton Brook (9-4) by nk, 12 ran.
Radiator Rooney (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Took keen hold early, steadied in touch, pushed along halfway, hung right and beaten over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 9, 20l behind Bateleur (8-6) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Grand Palace (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 10l behind Silver Guest (9-9) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol.
Rabbit Fighter (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 13, 4l behind Silver Guest (9-9) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol.
Joss Stick 33-1 (8-7) Outpaced and always behind, last of 14, 23l behind Kingswinford (8-11) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gd.