Only Orsenfoolsies has been a credit to Micky Hammond this term, and having dotted up in a three-runner affair at Pontefract, the five-year-old is entitled to go close. Tracy Waggott is never afraid to run two in a race and BRIGHT APPLAUSE looks the pick of her pair. The gelding is a previous course and distance winner, and having dropped back down the handicap, he can utilise the assessor's leniency under conditions that suit. Maybeme is no stranger to glory at the North Yorkshire track having scored over a shorter trip last month. Should Muffin McLeay oblige in the previous race, there's every chance that the odds about Neville Bycroft's mare will shorten significantly. The handicapper appears to have Love Marmalade in his grip at present, and Satanic Beat probably needs a little more give underfoot to show his best.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 16l behind Kings Bayonet (9-8) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, losing place when hampered over 1f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Noble Alan (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Only Orsenfoolsies 7-2 (9-5) Made all, clear final 2f, stayed on strongly, very easily, won at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Bayan Kasirga (9-3) by 8l, 3 ran.
Maybeme 3-1 (8-12) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Muffin McLeay (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Crow Down (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Tracked leader until 8f out, tracked leader again over 3f out, led entering final 3f, clear over 1f out, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec beating Dan Emmett (9-5) by 8l, 8 ran.
Choisan (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Caledonia (8-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 8, 23l behind Aleksandar (9-11) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lucky Windmill 14-1 (8-10) Always in rear, weakened over 3f out, 15th of 16, 49l behind Beaumont's Party (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr '13.
Bright Applause 14-1 (9-2) In touch in mid-division, headway on inside over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Poetic Verse (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Good Speech (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Prominent, came towards centre over 4f out, lost place from 3f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Poetic Verse (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Jan De Heem 50-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, well behind Woodacre (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.