Cape Kimberley rates highly after his latest effort and Amno Dancer appeals as a type that could go well here but preference is for ADMIRAL COCHRANE. The yard's juveniles haven't set the world alight this season but Admiral Cochrane showed improved form for the switch to handicapping and should be able to find a race before the year's out. He can take a keen hold which is a concern but it may be best to allow him to bowl along in front here and he should go close. Pont De Nuit merits respect given his connections but it wasn't a great race that he contested last time and stronger form claims are held by Cape Kimberley. James Given's string are running well at present and his colt ran an in-form rival close at the track last time and has the scope to defy a 3lb higher mark. Amno Dancer's career highlight was probably getting to within 4 lengths of Showcasing at Yarmouth two starts back but he's struggled to make much of an impact since. However, given that many of his sire's progeny show a marked preference for soft ground (which he's never run on) there's a fair chance that he could improve for his first attempt at this track. The yard does well here and he's very interesting but Admiral Cochrane just steals the vote.
Pont De Nuit 3-1fav (9-1) Led, headed over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, rallied and stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dormer Fleet (8-11) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Cape Kimberley 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, chased winner entering final 3f, strong challenge and every chance from 2f out, found no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Angie's Nap (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Amno Dancer (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out,weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Scottish Boogie (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Yeadon 5-2 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Angie's Nap (7-11) at Southwell 5f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Admiral Cochrane (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, raced keenly, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 3rd post, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Pepi Royal (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Gold Diamond (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Led to 5f out, chased leader until over 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, 42l behind Whistle Blower (8-10) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Baby Judge (IRE) 9-1 (7-5) Chased leaders 5f, 6th of 9, 13l behind Kumbeshwar (8-13) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Miss Taken (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden on outside 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Imjin River (9-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Speedyfix 3-1fav (8-3) Chased leaders 4f, eased when well beaten final furlong, 8th of 10, 18l behind Imjin River (9-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Maragna (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon struggling, 4th of 6, 26l behind Atlaal (9-0) at Haydock 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Bookiesindex Girl (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Bowmaker (8-12) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Oct.