Van Gerwen went close at Nottingham earlier in the week having switched yards but his best form is over the minimum trip. Captain Dion won in soft ground during the summer but remains 9lb higher than when last successful while the ground is worry for Case Key, who won at Newmarket in August. It was good going when Kenny The Captain scored at Redcar last month but RASHEEQ handles the underfoot conditions and can put a below par run at York behind him dropping back down in class and returning to testing ground.
Magical Effect (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 7th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Highly Sprung (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Gin In The Inn (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 12, dist behind Highly Sprung (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Case Key 15-2 (8-8) Raced centre, behind and soon outpaced, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 6, 4 1/4l behind Han Solo Berger (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Captain Dion 14-1 (8-10) With leader, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Highly Sprung (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Kenny The Captain (IRE) 7-1 (8-1) With leader, ridden and lost place over 1f out, beaten when not much room inside final furlong, 16th of 17, 8 3/4l behind Fantasy Keeper (9-7) at Nottingham 6f hcp (3) hvy in Oct.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Dwelt outpaced, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Militia (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Star Citizen 8-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Desert Ace (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Taken to post early, pushed along towards rear, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Militia (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Van Gerwen 15-2 (9-5) In touch, headway over 1f out, ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 17, 1 1/4l behind Skeetah (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Rasheeq (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Towards rear, modest effort 2f out, well beaten final furlong, 10th of 16, 12 1/4l behind Tricky Dicky (9-6) at York 6f hcp (4) gd in Jul.