Course and distance winner My Arch hasn't won for two years now but the veteran is fit from racing over hurdles. Mr Crystal has won three similar events at this track including a marathon over 2m6f at this time last year, but hasn't raced since June. ZAPLAMATION has the more recent form with an easy win at Redcar last week and John Quinn's charge gets the vote to defy a penalty and go in again. Stablemate Hidden Justice landed a recent double over hurdles and can also figure while Linkable has claims if lasting home as he arrives on the back of a double over 1m5f on the Polytrack.
My Arch 15-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders until outpaced over 3f out, rallied on outside under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Orsippus (9-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Mr Crystal (FR) 7-1 (8-9) Pushed along briefly after start, in touch, pushed along 5f out, outpaced and lost place soon after, tailed off, 7th of 8, 47l behind Orsippus (9-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Zaplamation (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led on bit over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Harvey's Hope (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Hidden Justice (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, smooth headway centre over 2f out, chased winner inside final 2f, soon every chance, hung left from over 1f out, stayed on but outbattled towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Captain Cardington (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Marmas 11-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Foster's Road (8-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Linkable 4-1 (9-2) Made all, set steady pace, quickened pace and went 4 lengths clear with one other 3f out, ridden and joined inside final furlong, asserted towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating El Libertador (8-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Maid Of Meft 16-1 (10-13) Dwelt towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 16, 20l behind Yeomanoftheguard (10-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
Bathwick Street 5-1 (8-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, hung right inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, in a race won by Admirable Duque (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol in Mar, 7 ran.
Dorry K (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, reminders 6f out, behind from 4f out, last of 5, 48l behind Masterful Act (9-9) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Wily Fox 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Tijori (8-8) at Newbury 2m app hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
All That Remains (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 21l behind Infinitum (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Ctappers 7-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden on outside and outpaced 3f out, plugged on inside final furlong, but no chance, 7th of 9, 8l behind Llamadas (9-8) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Father Shine (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Calculating (8-13) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Stickleback 7-1 (8-3) In rear, reminders 5f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Authentication (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
There's No Rules 25-1 (8-6) Led and soon clear until halfway, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 28l behind Scribe (9-10) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.