It's difficult to catch one of this bunch on a going day but CROFTAMIE has at least got some room for improvement. She won a claimer at Catterick in August and may be up to landing this similar contest. Zenarinda has bits of form that give her a chance as does the mostly disappointing Mesariya but Sinatramania would prefer faster going. Byronic Hero has plenty to prove over the distance but City Ground could go well on his return to the Flat.
Politbureau 12-1 (8-11) In touch in 5th on inside, went 4th 5f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, driven along final 2f, never going pace to challenge, 4th of 16, 4l behind Praxios (8-11) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) fm in Sep.
Byronic Hero 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden on outside 2f out, no headway, 12th of 13, 13l behind Shadowtime (8-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Auto Mac 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Dandarrell (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Avison (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Cadgers Brig (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Call It Out 200-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 12th of 13, well behind The Weatherman (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct '11.
City Ground (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 32l behind Qaraaba (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Mar.
Free Art 14-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 15, 6l behind Joshua The First (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Law To Himself (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung right 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 10l behind Joshua The First (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Sinatramania 9-2 (10-2) Chased leaders early, soon dropped towards rear, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 23l behind Silly Gilly (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Croftamie 22-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair in touich, reminder over 6f out, soon struggling, lost touch 3f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Rythmic (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Lady Gargoyle 66-1 (8-4) Led, ran very wide on 1st turn, ridden 3f out, headed soon after, chased winner until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost modest 4th post, 5th of 11, 7l behind Dorry K (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Lucky For Some 33-1 (8-7) Held up in mid-division, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 9th of 14, 12l behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Mesariya (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed over 3f out, dropped out quickly, tailed off, last of 7, 39l behind Monopoli (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (6) sft in Sep.
Sir Lexington (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 9, 23l behind The Wonga Coup (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Zenarinda 25-1 (9-4) Led early, settled in mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Royal Dutch (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Aug.