WALTZ DARLING was in good form over hurdles at the end of last year, scoring at Musselburgh in December. He returned to the Flat with a fine effort behind Yeomanoftheguard at Doncaster and can go one better. Carragold was caught close home by Gold Show at Pontefract last week after leading into the straight. He's on the same mark here and must go close with Silvestre De Sousa taking the ride again. Nadema Rose made a winning debut for Mick Channon on soft ground at Yarmouth in July and though well beaten into third on her first start for Keith Dalgleish she will have benefited from the run and has to be on the short-list. Titus Bolt had been hurdling without much luck and probably found 1m1f too short when runner-up to Sartingo at Musselburgh on his return to the level.
Carragold 13-2 (9-2) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Gold Show (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and pressed winner just inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Yeomanoftheguard (10-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
Flying Applause 40-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 11l behind Fighter Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Nadema Rose (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, went 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leaders, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Bernisdale (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Euston Square 40-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 7th of 11, 26l behind The Tiger (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Arc Light (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Wyldfire (8-9) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs.
District Attorney (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 12l behind Kittens (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Running Reef (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, well behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Sartingo (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Mar.
Nonaynever 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Apache Glory (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Ma Kellys (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 12l behind Daddy Warbucks (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.