Con Artist is 7lb higher on his reappearance having won at Epsom in September but an apprentice's claim gives Pontefract winner Polar Kite every chance off his current mark. The latter is preferred to stablemate Honeymead, who has a bit to prove over today's distance, while Silvery Moon is stepped up in class having finished second over C&D last month. OSTEOPATHIC REMEDY had little chance with Farhh in the Thirsk Hunt Cup last time but beat the rest of the field, including Don't Call Me, and gets the nod racing off the same mark though trail-blazer Dunn'o could also be a factor on his first start for Dandy Nicholls.
Con Artist (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Keen early, made all, steadied pace halfway, ridden 3f out, founed extra when joined inside final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep beating Romeo Montague (8-4) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dunn'o (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 15, 8l behind Eton Rifles (9-4) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Don't Call Me (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 15th of 16, 25l behind Farhh (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Vainglory (USA) 66-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, headway 2f out, never troubled leaders, 9th of 22, 12l behind Captain Bertie (8-7) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Apr.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Farhh (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Polar Kite (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, 14th of 15, well behind Belle Royale (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Honeymead (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Fly leapt start, raced wide close up, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Powerful Presence (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Dubai Dynamo 7-2fav (9-0) Keen close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Pintura (9-5) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Silvery Moon (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Memory Cloth (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.