This will be a new experience for Bridge That Gap, who has done all his racing on the Polytrack so far. He just failed to land a hat-trick when second at Lingfield last time and is preferred to Going Grey, who was all out to score at Newcastle on his latest start. Curly Come Home regressed after scoring at Yarmouth last June when TAFAWUK finished third. The latter hasn't raced since but Richard Hughes rides on his return which suggests a big run is expected. He gets the vote with last season's race-fit Redcar winner Tenhoo looking the biggest threat ahead of Tawseef.
Flying Applause 11-1 (9-4) Slowly away, raced wide in rear, outpaced 3f out, eased final furlong, last of 11, 37l behind Apache Glory (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Zafranagar (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 13, 7l behind Conducting (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Breaking The Bank 11-4 (9-3) Close up, headway to chase leader 3f out, ridden and every chance when hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 3l behind Guiletta (8-11) at Leicester 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-70) (3-5yo) (6) sft in Oct.
Tawseef (IRE) 6-4fav (10-7) Dwelt, held up, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Monthly Medal (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Tenhoo 33-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, steady headway on inside over 2f out, disputing 3rd over 1f out, no extra in closing stages, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Gold Show (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Divea 12-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leading pair until ridden 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, 27l behind Bana Wu (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Curly Come Home 4-1 (9-7) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Between Us (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Tafawuk (USA) 5-2fav (9-7) In touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Curly Come Home (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Thereabouts (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Day Of Destiny (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Bridge That Gap Evensfav (9-6) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, switched right and kept on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Apache Glory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Going Grey (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Made virtually all, ridden and hard pressed from over 2f out, stayed on gamely, in command towards finish, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating King Kurt (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
White Diamond 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leader until over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 21l behind Luggers Hall (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.
Glass Mountain (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven 2f out, lost place 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 13l behind Berlusca (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Nonaynever 25-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 10th of 11, 29l behind Carragold (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.