Kevin Ryan is making a concerted effort to win this with three runners at the top end of the weights. Green Manalishi is a frustrating sort nowadays, while Le Toreador has a couple of lengths to make up with stablemate OLDJOESAID on latest running at Musselburgh. The latter was sent off favourite for that race but found one too good in Mon Brav and is fancied to make amends here. Dandy Nicholls won this in 2007 and 2009 and relies on the veteran Indian Trail today, while Mey Blossom and Bosun Breese are others to consider in a wide-open sprint.
Green Manalishi 9-4fav (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Magical Macey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Le Toreador 6-1 (9-2) Disputed lead until led halfway, edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mon Brav (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mey Blossom 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway far side over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 10th of 17, 7l behind Haajes (9-2) at York 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Oldjoesaid 7-2fav (9-1) Dwelt, held up in touch, headway on inside over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Mon Brav (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Go Nani Go 7-1 (9-7) Raced on outside, held up towards rear, headway halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Taurus Twins (8-13) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Indian Trail 14-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never a threat, 7th of 14, 8l behind Falasteen (8-13) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) With winner until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Whozthecat (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Bronze Beau 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on rail, ridden along halfway, soon lost place, 13th of 14, 9l behind Taurus Twins (8-13) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bosun Breese 20-1 (9-4) Raced stands side, prominent, ridden and strong challenge inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 17, shd behind Mandurah (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Captain Royale (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Raced alond stand side, prominent until ridden over 2f out, last of 11, 22l behind Doctor Parkes (10-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Select Committee 20-1 (8-13) Raced far side, prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 4l behind Mandurah (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Desert Strike 22-1 (8-12) Started slowly, towards rear and soon pushed along, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Silver Wind (9-0) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mullglen 14-1 (9-4) Behind, pushed along and hung left over 3f out, soon chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Divertimenti (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Tillys Tale 5-1 (9-2) In touch, driven 2f out, lost place 1f out, no impression final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Bronze Beau (9-4) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Grand Stitch (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Raced far side, led that group but not on terms with stands side leaders, headed that side inside final furlong, weakened, 10th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Mandurah (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Secret Venue 15-2 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind La Capriosa (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.