YORKSHIRE BLUE can land the finale at the main expense of Verinco, Hansomis and Navajo Joe. Jim Goldie has his string in terrific form at present and Yorkshire Blue looks a sound bet to back up his recent course and distance success. That win came in an apprentice race so gets in here without a penalty and there is little doubt that he is back on a very fair mark. Verinco has yet to get his head in front but he has gone close several times and he takes his chance here for only the third time this year. He is also back in a handicap and he is another who looks to have been given a chance by the handicapper. Hansomis won a couple of races at Carlisle back in June but she has been a little disappointing since. However, the return to this trip should help and she certainly merits strong consideration. Navajo Joe has yet to win on the turf and there was no obvious sign of a return to form at Catterick last month. He is best watched at present and we will stick with Yorkshire Blue as the one to beat.
Hansomis (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Poppet's Lovein (9-8) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Navajo Joe (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 12l behind Bonnie Prince Blue (9-6) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Verinco 13-8fav (9-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Arjemis (8-12) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Maison Dieu 11-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway when not much room over 2f out, no progress final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Clumber Place (8-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Mission Impossible 22-1 (9-9) Behind, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 10, 11l behind Botham (10-0) at Hamilton 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Always behind, 11th of 13, 15l behind La Gifted (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Yorkshire Blue 14-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden, headway final furlong, stayed on to lead post, won at Redcar 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Just Sam (9-3) by shd, 14 ran.
Nabra 25-1 (8-7) Close up, pushed along 2f out, hung right and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 11, 8l behind Milton Of Campsie (9-4) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Ronnie Howe 25-1 (10-6) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 9l behind Highland Warrior (11-7) at Doncaster 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jul.
Coconut Moon 33-1 (7-12) Chased leaders on outside, edged left and challenging well over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Milton Of Campsie (9-4) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 20l behind Obe Brave (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Diamond Blade 33-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Equinine (8-12) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Valentine Bay 25-1 (9-0) In touch, weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 26l behind Night Affair (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo fll mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.