Vale Of Clara has every chance in this having been dropped 3lb since a staying-on second in an apprentices' race at Catterick. Paul Hanagan is doing the steering today but a low draw may not be ideal. MITCHELL starts near the stands' rail so gets the nod as he only found one too good over course and distance on his reappearance and seems better suited by longer trips nowadays. Grand Jipeck has a bit to prove having finished well behind the selection but Pivotal Prospect should be capable of winning a race off his current mark and Hab Reeh has the ability to figure if in the mood.
Tarrsille (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 18l behind Star Up In The Sky (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Mission Impossible 5-1 (9-4) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Pull The Pin (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Niceonemyson 14-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed final furlong, kept on and joined 3rd on line, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Lees Anthem (8-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Black Douglas 9-2fav (8-12) In rear stand side, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Mitchell 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Graceful Act (8-5) at Newcastle 7f app hcp (6) sft.
Avonmore Star 16-1 (8-12) Reared start, behind stands side, ridden 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dawn Catcher (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Grand Jipeck (IRE) 6-5fav (8-6) Chased leaders, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Graceful Act (8-5) at Newcastle 7f app hcp (6) sft.
Lees Anthem 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Spitfire (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Greenhead High 5-1fav (8-9) Chased leading trio, effort halfway, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Little Eli (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Waabel 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden when headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind Doctor Hilary (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Pivotal Prospect 4-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 5l behind Fleurtille (9-1) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Monel 7-1 (9-1) Dwelt, mid-division stand side, one pace final furlong, 8th of 15, 11l behind Dashwood (9-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Celestial Dawn 14-1 (8-13) Raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 9l behind Doctor Hilary (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Hab Reeh 12-1 (8-0) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Top Cop (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ivestar (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Sewn Up (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, good headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd final 100 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Alluring Star (8-8) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gd.