Realt Na Mara, Royal Challenge and Fast Freddie make most appeal in this handicap and the vote is given to REALT NA MARA. The selection returned to form last time when he ran a blinder to chase home Crying Aloud at Southwell. He has won over this course and distance previously and although the draw could have been kinder, he looks sure to go well from what remains a fair mark. Royal Challenge beat Shakespeare's Son over this course and distance last time but he has a penalty to contend with tonight and that may just find him out. Fast Freddie loves it here and he was far from disgraced last time out when he chased home Guto on the turf at Catterick. He is a bit inconsistent but if he can run up to his best here then he should be capable of getting competitive. Steel City Boy is arguably better over 5f and we are happy to stick with Realt Na Mara as the pick.
Mafaheem 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders until weakened 2f out, last of 15, 22l behind Woodsley House (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Coconut Moon 9-2 (8-9) Towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, edged left under pressure over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Misaro (9-10) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Realt Na Mara (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden halfway, every chance from over 1f out, unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Crying Aloud (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Royal Challenge 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, headway 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at W'hampton 6f hcap (6) pol beating Shakespeare's Son (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Comptonspirit 9-1 (9-9) In rear, headway and hung left over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 11, 3l behind Equuleus Pictor (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Nobilissima (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Hammer of The Gods (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Applesnap (9-1) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Adantino 16-1 (9-4) Behind, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Landucci (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Nomoreblondes 14-1 (8-7) Led, hung badly left under pressure from 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Lord of The Reins (9-6) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Tobar Suil Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Ubenkor (9-7) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Fast Freddie 9-1 (9-4) Led, ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Guto (8-8) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Last of The Line 16-1 (9-3) Behind, ridden 2f out, only 8th over 1f out, driven and ran on strongly towards finish, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Geoffdaw (9-8) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Desert Pride 16-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Kyllachy Storm (8-3) at Goodwood 6f app hcp (5) sft in Aug.