Shelley Birkett partnered The Ducking Stool to victory over course and distance last month but he's 5lb higher now and has finished tailed off at Southwell since. Manomine should be thereabouts again, however, after several decent efforts on the Polytrack while Landesherr only found one too good over a slightly longer trip here last time, though was well behind Manomine at Kempton earlier. Final Delivery is creeping up the weights after a couple of victories on the all-weather while Flash Crash appears to have two ways of running so we'll give a tentative vote to MISS BLINK. She'll strip fitter for her run at Redcar and ground conditions are in her favour again.
Flash Crash 40-1 (7-13) Switched right to race alone far side, in touch, ridden over 3f out, headway and hung left over 2f out, joined centre group and every chance over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Odin (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (6) gd in Sep.
The Ducking Stool 12-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, eased over 2f out, last of 10, well behind Day Of Destiny (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Apr.
Conducting 14-1 (9-6) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 2l behind Mubtadi (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Manomine 7-2 (8-11) Pressed leader and clear of 3rd, led after 3f and maintained good pace, clear 4f out, ran wide on bend 2f out, reduced lead over 1f out, no extra and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Stag Hill (8-6) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Miss Blink 8-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 8th of 9, 19l behind Good Speech (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Final Delivery 4-1 (9-5) Soon pushed along towards rear, headway on inside well over 1f out, challenging when struck on face by rival whip inside final furlong, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Zenafire (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Highlife Dancer 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, no impression final 2f, 8th of 9, 11l behind Salient (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Redoute Star (AUS) 3-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 2f out, soon headed, stayed on, unable to quicken final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Silver Alliance (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Landesherr (GER) 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to challenge inside final 2f, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Corn Maiden (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gf in Apr.