Often in these low-grade claimers it's prudent to side with the highest rated animal and as such Gaily Noble is very much respected. However, the way this race is framed marginally favours LATIN TINGE and we'll take a chance with Paul Cole's runner while Johnmanderville remains of interest. After keeping some pretty lofty company as a two-year-old the selection hasn't lived up to that early promise and as a result has probably been left struggling under unrealistic marks. This will be the first time connections try him at this level and the hope is that first time blinkers will further help a bold bid. Gaily Noble has won his only attempt over course and distance and was running well in some decent handicaps before another solid effort in a good claimer last time. He should be going close and is very much on the shortlist. Johnmanderville has struggled in handicaps under a heavy burden since scoring off a rating of 74 in April and although he is respected now in this grade the terms favour others in the race. Andean Margin has a similar profile to the one we've just mentioned so should also be running well.
Gaily Noble (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 6, 14l behind Admiral Dundas (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 1f clm stks (4) gd in Sep.
Johnmanderville 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, hampered over 2f out, not a danger after, 6th of 11, 5l behind Tiger Dream (8-8) at Haydock 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Andean Margin (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Keen, led 1f, remained prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Rio Cobolo (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Abulharith 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, every chance well over 1f out, soon wandered under pressure, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Kyle Of Bute (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gf.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Always behind, 12th of 14, 29l behind Lyric Art (8-12) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Farncombe (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Missed break, held up in rear, pushed along inside final 3f, stayed on under pressure final furlong, never in contention, 6th of 12, 7l behind Leelu (8-12) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Latin Tinge (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, driven 3f out, moderate headway final furlong, never in contention, 10th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Natural Flair (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Fortunate Flame 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until 2f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind Ugenius (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Inconspicuous Miss (USA) 25-1 (8-13) In rear, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 15l behind Rowan Tiger (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Royal Crest 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out but no danger, 5th of 12, 8l behind Cheers For Thea (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Red Reef 16-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed over 10f out, chased leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 11th of 14, 43l behind Annambo (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Why Nee Amy 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gf in Sep beating Zaplamation (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Enhancing 66-1 (7-12) In touch, pushed along halfway, some headway until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 17, 10l behind Markhesa (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd.