Zafranagar won over the C&D last year and scored over hurdles on Boxing Day and was last seen landing a Doncaster handicap in March. He's shot up the weights but his young rider's claim can help him to a decent run. The Lock Master ran a rare poor race at Newcastle last time but is generally consistent and likes it around here. Noble Jack disappointed over 1m4f at Wolverhampton after winning twice over 1m1f there earlier while Danube River ran poorly when strongly fancied at Nottingham after scoring on quicker ground at Bath. SIGNIFICANT MOVE has dropped to a fair mark and has been running well enough to be handed the vote in what looks an open race. Rosselli won a Hamilton maiden on good going but couldn't quite make the progress to handicaps at Haydock.
Zafranagar (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, held on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Mar beating Follow The Flag (8-13) by 1l, 16 ran.
The Lock Master (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly away, held up mid-division on outer, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 24l behind Full Toss (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Noble Jack (IRE) 5-2fav (10-8) Slowly away in rear, headway over 4f out, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, switched right 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Porgy (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Danube River 5-2fav (9-6) Close up, tracked leader 7f out, led 4f out, ridden and soon headed, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Almuftarris (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Souter Point (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 26l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Significant Move 8-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Myboyalfie (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Edgeworth (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, limited headway on inside over 1f out, 10th of 14, 9l behind Duke Of Clarence (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Rosselli (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Third Half (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Skyfire 7-4 (11-2) Tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind A Little Bit Dusty (10-9) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Young Lou 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 7, 39l behind Bank Bonus (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Parhelion 50-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders halfway, pushed along over 5f out, soon weakened, last of 13, well behind Porcini (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.