Bogart has the inside berth but hasn't won since 2013, though has been placed on numerous occasions including at Chelmsford last month. Acclaim The Nation won a maiden here in 2016 and has had very little racing subsequently, scoring at Doncaster on his reappearance a year ago. Raffle King is drawn on the inside but is still a maiden after a dozen starts. Ghayadh made a winning debut over the course and distance in July but that was on very fast going which he won't have here. The three-year-old Bahuta Acha scored at Catterick in September but this is a very much stiffer track so a speculative vote goes to GRANDAD'S WORLD. A high draw is normally the kiss of death here though when the ground is soft it often pays to be wide so Richard Fahey's charge, who ran well in better company without winning last term, can get back to winning ways.
Jacob's Pillow 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 15, 4 1/4l behind Lydiate Lady (9-0) at Ripon 5f hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Bogart 8-1 (11-3) Prominent on outside, went 2nd 4f out, challenged 2f out, soon led, narrowly headed inside final furlong, hung right and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind It Must Be Faith (10-0) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Rapid Applause 9-1 (9-6) Slow into stride, outpaced, 6th of 7, 9 1/2l behind Zylan (9-12) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Desert Ace (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 10 3/4l behind Imagine If (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Tanasoq (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Prominent, pushed along and weakened inside final furlong, last of 14, 4 1/4l behind Dynamo Walt (9-11) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Gamesome (FR) 7-2 (9-7) Keen close up, short of room and lost place over 3f out, short lived effort approaching final furlong, 8th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Bosham (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Grandad's World (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) In touch and keen, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 14 3/4l behind Inexes (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Straightothepoint 40-1 (8-11) Close up,pushed along and unable to quicken 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Quick Look (9-3) at Nottingham 5f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Raffle King (IRE) 11-4fav (9-8) In touch, ridden inside finial furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Powerful Dream (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Shesthedream (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, driven over 1f out, no impression, 12th of 14, 10 3/4l behind Lady Of The Lamp (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Bahuta Acha 4-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, soon chasing winner, kept on well closing stages, never able to challenge, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Machree (8-11) at Catterick 5f stks (5) sft in Oct.
Crosse Fire 11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind B Fifty Two (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp (5) gs in Apr.
Cameo Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 14 3/4l behind Daddies Girl (9-7) at Nottingham 6f (3) gs in Oct.
Extrasolar 17-2 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, shaken up over 2f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Bold Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Pearl Noir 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leader until ridden halfway, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Bella Alissa (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Ghayadh 7-2 (9-3) Pulled hard early, held up in last pair, hung right and outpaced over 2f out, never on terms and no chance after, 4th of 7, 11l behind Di Fede (9-7) at Kempton 7f (4) pol in Oct.
Acclaim The Nation (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Keen, prominent on outside, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Rebecca Rocks (9-0) at Windsor 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.