It could pay to stick with CLUMBER PLACE in this. She looks the safest option as it was testing ground when she scored over C&D earlier this month with Lady Sledmere and Ryedale Dancer behind. Just The Tonic was placed on faster going over track and trip last time but Windygoul Lad and Spread Boy relish heavy ground though their best form has been over shorter distances. Dhhamaan finished third in the soft at Ayr in July and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Desert Creek (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well, 4th of 13, 5l behind Multi Bene (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Just The Tonic 4-1fav (8-12) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Steel Stockholder (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Clumber Place 5-2fav (8-10) Close up, every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on and driven out, won at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy beating Liliargh (9-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
Ryedale Dancer (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2nd place towards finish, 4th of 10, 2l behind Clumber Place (8-10) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy.
Lady Sledmere (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In rear, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Clumber Place (8-10) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy.
River Ardeche 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Mango Music (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Black Douglas 5-2 (9-3) Raced stands' side, dwelt in rear, ridden and outpaced halfway, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 8, 10l behind Gull Rock (8-12) at Folkestone 6f mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Windygoul Lad 3-1fav (9-4) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Mission Impossible (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Keys of Cyprus 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, not able to get on terms, kept on close home, 4th of 10, 6l behind Hoppy's Flyer (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Led, headed approaching 2f out, lost 2nd before 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 9l behind It's A Mans World (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Well Bank (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Went right start soon ridden along in rear, last of 10, 21l behind Diamond Belle (8-12) at Redcar 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Schoolboy Champ 28-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, behind final furlong, last of 12, 12l behind Red Shadow (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Spread Boy (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 6l behind Ivestar (10-10) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Cathcart Castle 150-1 (8-2) Raced wide keen chased leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Desert Vision (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Darrow (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Took keen hold towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 11, 36l behind Brasingaman Espee (8-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Naturalmente (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led to halfway, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 14l behind Takealookatmenow (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct '11.