SIR NOD has recorded all four of his wins on Polytrack at this course. He's back on a winning mark and a repeat of his second at Thirsk in August would be enough to land this. Dickie Le Davoir regularly pops up at this level and returns to the all-weather on a decent mark while June's Yarmouth winner Amosite could figure off a 3lb higher mark. Wiltshire Life and Gung Ho Jack remain out of sorts and Waabel still looks in the handicapper's grip.
Gung Ho Jack 33-1 (8-7) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 10l behind We'll Deal Again (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Waabel 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along hafway, soon lost place, 7th of 10, 7l behind Ginger Ted (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Sir Nod 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Middleton Flyer (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th under 2 out, no extra, 6th of 14, 5l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Amosite 33-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden halfway, edged right and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 17, 14l behind Meandmyshadow (9-1) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Wiltshire Life (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 12, 16l behind Amoure Medici (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Powerful Pierre 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 12, 6l behind Above Standard (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Passionada 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 18, 13l behind Gull Rock (8-11) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Seventeen Seventy 11-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 13l behind Plum Bay (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Dashwood 8-1 (11-0) In rear and badly outpaced far side, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 13l behind Gladiatrix (11-7) at Windsor 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Dickie Le Davoir 28-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind, weakened well over 1f out, last of 9, 18l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Cape of Storms 12-1 (9-0) Prominent, lost place halfway, eased over 1f out, 11th of 12, 15l behind Namir (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Chjimes (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold and always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 21l behind Above Standard (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.