Dual 6f winner Duke Cosimo should be winning again this year but BARKSTON ASH has a fitness advantage. The latter finished third to Flyman at Doncaster last month and looks set for a return to winning ways. Right Touch is 7lb higher than his win at Newcastle in August where he beat Tajneed but has gone close again since while Lulu The Zulu could also go well on her return. Mysterial has slipped down the weights but last year's win at Warwick came in a claimer over a mile.
Dark Castle 20-1 (9-6) Awkward start, held up, took keen hold, improved over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 19, 10l behind Dusky Queen (8-13) at York 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Right Touch 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division far side, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, finished 9th in far side group, 17th of 27, 11l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 9l behind Dusky Queen (8-13) at York 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Barkston Ash 33-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Flyman (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Naabegha 66-1 (9-2) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 11th of 22, 13l behind Brae Hill (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Duke Cosimo 10-3 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, driven and not quicken well over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Mr David (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Tajneed (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and faded entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Llewellyn (9-8) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) sft.
Mysterial 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders stand side group, ridden 2f out, no extra, 10th of 19, 15l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Lulu The Zulu (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Keen close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Chooseday (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.