IGOYOUGO is fancied to gain some more reward for his consistency as he can see off Bravely and Distant Sun in a very competitive sprint handicap. Geoff Harker's gelding has been in fine form this season, rising a total of 15lb in the handicap after a successful spell in August. He evidently gets on well with the dependable Silvestre De Sousa and despite this career-high mark he is expected to go well. Bravely ran a blinder behind Hotham last time out, form that has been franked since, whilst Hawkeyethenoo won very readily the other day and a 6lb penalty may not be enough to stop him featuring heavily once again. There are plenty of course and distance winners in the race, of which the best look to be Wicked Wilma and top-weight Ingleby Star who doesn't look too badly treated at present. The return to this trip will suit Distant Sun, Sandwith is dangerously well-handicapped, whilst Roger Curtis brings Lesley's Choice a long way north and the visor is on for the first time so he needs a market check. A tricky way to end the card, but we are happy to side with Igoyougo.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 20-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 13l behind Go Go Green (8-9) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Igoyougo 9-2fav (9-1) Pressed leaders, edged right and strong challenge inside final 2f, rider dropped whip just over 1f out, not quickened towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Secret Venue (8-13) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Lesley's Choice 13-2 (8-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Ingleby Arch (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Distant Sun (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Always behind, 16th of 17, 12l behind Milton Of Campsie (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Peninsular War 5-1fav (9-2) Held up in rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 6l behind Misaro (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Prince Namid 9-1 (9-5) Prominent, lost place halfway, soon weakened, last of 12, 14l behind Select Committee (8-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Held up, smooth headway 2f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, ran on well, readily, won at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Mazzola (8-12) by 3l, 11 ran.
Nomoreblondes 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 8l behind Select Committee (8-11) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sandwith 40-1 (9-1) Close up far side group, chased winner over 1f out until no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 6l behind Viva Volta (9-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 11l behind Botham (8-13) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Highland Warrior 9-1 (9-3) Half reared start, in rear, switched right over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Mandarin Spirit (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Avertuoso 40-1 (8-7) Awkward and not much room start, soon switched right, in rear, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, finished well to take 2nd post, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Select Committee (8-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Distant Sun (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Killer Class 11-1 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders and one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Distant Sun (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.