Go Nani Go and Red Cape look evenly matched based on the weights in this handicap and should be close come the finish but we take a risk on SIR NOD who has shown some really good runs this year. The selection won at Thirsk in April and has been close in two runs since then. Julie Camacho has a really good record with her older horses at Redcar with a 27% strike-rate and with Paul Hanagan retaining the ride today she has every chance of scoring with Sir Nod in this race. Red Cape beat Go Nani Go at Doncaster in June but with the weights closer this time it should be another interesting battle; however Ian Brennan's claim could be the difference between those two. Peter Island has won on the all-weather and also on the turf this year with Tabaret and Just Sam previous course and distance winners. This is an interestingly shaped handicap where we give the nod to Sir Nod.
Go Nani Go 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Red Cape (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Red Cape (FR) 5-1fav (9-0) Chased leader, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Hotham (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Tabaret 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 5l behind Astrophysical Jet (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Peter Island (FR) 7-2fav (9-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on under pressure, no impression final 50 yards, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Arteus (9-6) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Beat Baby (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Raced stands side, held up in touch, hard ridden halfway, soon lost place, 12th of 14, 7l behind Cornus (8-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Sir Nod 8-1 (9-11) Led, hung off rail through out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Gap Princess (9-7) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Just Sam (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Rascal In The Mix (9-12) at Chester 1m Ladies Fillies Handicap (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Baybshambles (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Ellies Image (8-13) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.