Three of these are clear on official ratings. Ghostwing's recent winning form came over 5f at this track but he's failed to figure in a couple of subsequent starts over today's trip and Tallahasse is making her Fibresand debut on her first start since July. BEAT THE BELL is dropped in class for his comeback and David Barron's charge is the one fancied to take advantage of the favourable terms. C&D winners Punching, Riflessione and Elhamri have plenty to find at the weights with the selection but are closely matched with each other and hard to separate in this.
Ghostwing 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bandstand (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 50-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division on outer, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 15, 22l behind Harare (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Beat The Bell 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division far side group, ridden 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 11th of 22, 5l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Punching 9-2 (9-2) Led 1f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Mazovian (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Riflessione 14-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Catalyze (9-9) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Elhamri 15-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Mazovian (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Tallahasse (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leading trio, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Hotham (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.