Secret City won over C&D last month but that was on soft ground and he won't get that here. Ryedane won an amateurs' race at Hamilton recently and is 5lb higher today, while Choc 'A' Moca landed a double in the summer but hasn't figured since. Piccoluck's recent victory came in Denmark and he was well beaten at Folkestone last time. FOREIGN RHYTHM never figured over 7f at Catterick last time but she went close over track and trip on her penultimate start and gets the token vote here.
Spanish Acclaim 16-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 8l behind Barons Spy (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Ryedane (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Slowly away always in rear, 11th of 13, 7l behind Royal Box (10-5) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) With winner, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, faded final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Viking Warrior (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Bachelor Knight (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Trading (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Wolf Slayer 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Valmina (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Piccoluck 20-1 (9-7) Went left start in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 23l behind National Hope (9-5) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Divertimenti (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 19l behind Last Sovereign (9-12) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Secret City (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, held on, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug beating Winning Draw (8-8) by hd, 15 ran.
Prince James 18-1 (8-8) Mid-division far side, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 15, 6l behind Ballarina (8-5) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) gd in Mar.
Uddy Mac 12-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, came wide entering straight, soon well beaten, last of 8, 10l behind Mount Hollow (8-12) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Distant Sun (USA) 40-1 (8-7) Raced centre, always towards rear, 14th of 17, 8l behind Hinton Admiral (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Hitches Dubai (BRZ) 50-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 34l behind Mission Impossible (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Rio Sands 18-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride towards rear, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 8th of 13, 5l behind Spirit of Coniston (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Colamandis 28-1 (9-4) Stumbled start, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 31l behind Icy Blue (9-0) at Redcar 7f mdn auc stks (5) gs in Aug.