Tom Dascombe's PLUSH looks set for a quick fire hat-trick here with Ryedale Ovation and Blues Minor the others to consider. Plush is looking to record a nine day three timer after scoring in two moderate contests over course and distance already this month. A six pound penalty has been added to try and stop that but with the booking of conditional jockey Ross Atkinson to relieve that and the five-year-receiving weight all round that the scene is set for yet more success. Ryedale Ovation is one of the best placed to stop the selection after winning a similar standard event at Kempton on his penultimate start. He wasn't disgraced when beaten by a much more highly rated horse on his latest and his all weather form is among the best in this race. Expect him close at the finish off a competitive mark and topspeed analysis shows continued improvement. Blues Minor has a chance after scoring over course and distance in a poor event last time while Stark Contrast can also be put in that category and we go for Plush to make it three on the trot.
Morbick 16-1 (8-10) Always prominent, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Spinning (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Davenport (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Behind, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 16l behind Wee Charlie Castle (8-7) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Bright Falcon 20-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened, last of 9, 25l behind Right Option (9-11) at W'hampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sept.
Maximus Aurelius (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 21l behind Papradon (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Blues Minor (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) In touch, good headway on outside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, won at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (6) pol beating Moon Crystal (9-1) by 2l, 13 ran.
Ryedale Ovation (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Soon led, quickened up 2f out, headed 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sign of The Cross (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f clm (6) pol.
Hyde Lea Flyer 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, edged left inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Intabih (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Stark Contrast (USA) 11-1 (8-2) Close up on inside, ridden 2f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Hawaana (8-13) by a nk, 9 ran.
Shepherds Warning (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leader, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 40l behind Oh So Saucy (9-7) at Leicester 7f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Effingham (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Barkass (9-0) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Evelith Regent (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Packers Hill (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f sll (5) gd in Oct.
Elliwan 40-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always in rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 9l behind Stark Contrast (8-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Plush Evensfav (9-1) Very slowly away, pulled hard in rear, wide into straight 2f out, ridden and soon hung left, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 6l behind General Feeling (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) std.