The blinkers helped Ingleby King last time out but more is needed to contend in the finale, though David Barron's runner is still relatively unexposed. Broughtons Silk ran well to get second at Ayr last time and if improving again could be a major challenger. Olympic Dream won here last year but has struggled since that victory whilst Hansomis is a plucky mare and has a realistic chance of returning to the winners' enclosure against this opposition. However, our vote goes to CLUMBER PLACE who won really well here recently and despite a penalty she can get quick fire back-to-back wins.
Olympic Dream 25-1 (9-3) Behind, headway when not clearest of runs approaching 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 7l behind Commando Scott (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Hansomis (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd place last 50 yards, 3rd of 8, 5l behind El Dececy (9-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Geojimali 11-2fav (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong until weakened towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Frontline Girl (9-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Clumber Place 12-1 (8-7) Made virtually all, hard pressed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Always Dazzling (8-8) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Hartshead 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 11l behind Frontline Girl (9-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Castle Myth (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden and headway to chase leading pair over 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Royal Dignitary (9-5) at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs in May.
Ingleby King (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Dwelt, soon in touch, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Lake Chini (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Piccolo Express 12-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind El Dececy (9-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Forzarzi (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chasing leading pair, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind King's Wonder (8-13) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (5) gf in Aug.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 6l behind El Dececy (9-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Old Firm 100-1 (9-10) Towards rear, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 29l behind Moody Tunes (9-8) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gs in Aug.
Gee Ceffyl Bach 100-1 (8-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 25l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-10) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gf in Aug.
Catcher Of Dreams (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Slightly hampered start, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 7th of 8, 18l behind Gadobout Dancer (8-0) at Newcastle 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Broughtons Silk 7-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway on inner over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 4l behind El Dececy (9-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Igneous 66-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 16, 14l behind Whipma Whopma Gate (8-13) at Newcastle 1m sell stks (6) gs in Sep '09.
Broctune Papa Gio 5-1 (8-0) Towards rear, ridden and outpaced on outside over 2f out, stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 15, 12l behind Cross Key (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.