We'll Deal Again gained his first success on his 25th start at Nottingham and is in top form but a 6lb rise may prevent a follow-up. Chosen One is only 1lb higher than when scoring at Beverley around this time a year ago and looked to be returning to form at Musselburgh last time. James Sullivan's claim will aid his cause and he should go well . Sir Nod is well up to winning this if anywhere near his best and he likes it around here but a chance is taken on LEONID GLOW, who reappeared after a winter break to score over the C&D last April and ran in much better company throughout the summer. Dancing Freddy and Mandalay King are others to consider in an open contest.
Sir Nod 11-2 (8-10) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 11, 4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Leonid Glow 4-1 (9-4) Held up in touch in rear, stumbled 5f out and again over 4f out, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Revue Princess (8-9) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Incomparable 12-1 (9-0) Raced stands side, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakening when hung right over 1f out, 13th of 17, 6l behind Mandurah (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
River Falcon 22-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 7th of 11, 8l behind Cape Vale (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Desert Strike 9-1 (8-13) Behind, never a factor, 9th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Oldjoesaid (9-6) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Soon ridden to lead, headed halfway, chased leader until 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 11l behind Tiradito (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) With leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Kyzer Chief (8-1) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Floor Show 14-1 (9-7) Reared start, slowly into stride, in rear, outpaced over 3f out, last of 11, 32l behind Cape of Storms (8-10) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Apr.
Sea Salt 8-1 (9-6) Raced alone farside, prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 41l behind No Quarter (8-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Mullglen 11-1 (8-9) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Oldjoesaid (9-6) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Mandalay King (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 8l behind Mujaadel (8-13) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Chosen One (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, rallied approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Mon Brav (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Belinsky (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Commander Wish (8-0) at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
We'll Deal Again 4-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied and rider lost whip inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Time Medicean (9-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Bossy Kitty 8-1 (8-8) Went left start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, weakened and eased towards finish, 5th of 13, 7l behind Piddie's Power (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Clear Ice (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Spic 'n Span (9-10) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Sea Rover (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Led stand side group and overall leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 36l behind Arch Walker (9-0) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.