NIGHTJAR is the suggestion to get the better of Wisdom's Kiss and Jawaab amongst others. Mark Johnston's colt has been a shade disappointing of late but he has been pretty highly tried since winning a modest Warwick maiden in July and could be worth another chance in this company. This is also his first start on the all-weather and it's a surface that should suit him down to the ground. His powerful, in-form yard has an excellent record here and he should be a backable price with Wisdom's Kiss likely to make the market. James Bethell's charge has been in fine fettle this season and he gave evidence over course and distance last time that his winning spree may not yet have finished. Jawaab has made a promising start for his new yard and showed that the polytrack has no fears for him when third at Great Leighs. He didn't enjoy the best of runs last time and looks capable of winning from his current mark but we'll take a chance that the switch to this surface can bring the best out of Nightjar.
Justcallmehandsome 9-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, switched left 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May beating Kafuu (9-4) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Silver Hotspur 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Hall Hee (8-11) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Direct Debit (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Held up behind leaders, effort over 3f, weakened over 1f, 12th of 13, 13l behind Dan Chillingworth (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Oct.
Moonlight Man 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 16l behind Hall Hee (8-11) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Will He Wish 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong but no impression, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Prince Of Thebes (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Nightjar (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 15l behind Mangham (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Wisdom's Kiss 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, nk behind Alexander Huricane (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Celtic Change (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Charlie Tipple (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcap (3) gd in Aug.
Resplendent Ace (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, trapped behind rivals on rail from 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 3l behind Mixing (8-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sept.
Jawaab (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Titan Triumph (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Spinning 7-1 (8-0) Slowly away, rider late to remove blindfold, held up in touch, chased winner over 2f out, no extra when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Suits Me (9-6) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-90 (3) hvy.
Morbick 11-1 (9-2) Chased leader to over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 19l behind It's A Dream (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Claret And Amber 11-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 1f out, kept on inside final furlong but never troubled leaders, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Beetuna (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.