Nolecce went close in an amateurs' race at Beverley earlier this month and shouldn't be far away again, while Wiseman's Diamond has been sent off favourite in both starts since scoring at Ripon and is probably still on a decent mark. Ginger Grey is often thereabouts and Thatcherite won at Thirsk last month, though looked far from straightforward when only fourth at Redcar next time. MUWALLA generally competes over further but there should be plenty of pace on in this and Chris Grant's gelding did win over 1m1f at Wolverhampton last year. He gets a tentative vote in a race that probably won't take much winning.
Ginger Grey (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Mid-division, switched inside and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Bolodenka (9-0) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) sft.
Christmas Carnival 50-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 14th of 17, 22l behind Diescentric (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Makbullet 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Zubova (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m clm stks 0-70 (6) gd in Aug '10.
Muwalla 10-3 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, keeping on one pace when hampered and snatched up over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 11l behind Dancing Primo (8-7) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp (5) gs.
Nolecce 9-2 (10-13) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied to regain narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on and headed post, 2nd of 9, hd behind Freda's Rose (9-3) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Penton Hook 50-1 (10-1) With leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 22l behind Opus Maximus (10-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f Ladies Claiming Stakes (3yo+) (6) gd.
Thatcherite (IRE) 7-2fav (8-2) Dwelt, detatched in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 7l behind Silvery Moon (9-0) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Classic Descent 5-1 (10-3) Slowly away, in rear, soon detached, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 17l behind Freda's Rose (9-3) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 10-3fav (9-8) Held up, headway to join leaders over 4f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Talent Scout (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Ad Value (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 25l behind Jay Jays Joy (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.