Canny Style was in fine form at this time a year ago and over hurdles during the winter and, though she has a long absence to overcome, can beat stable companion Kajaki, who was beaten at this level at Beverley last time. Stanley is another returning from a break but he's well handicapped at his best and will enjoy the conditions. Weather Front acts on any ground and is in fine form though he hasn't won over a trip this far so the vote goes to ZIHAAM, twice a winner already this summer and headed right on the line on ground with some give at Beverley on Sunday. None of the remainder can be ruled out in what looks a very competitive handicap.
Kajaki (IRE) 17-2 (10-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Vision Clear (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Canny Style 9-4 (11-2) Held up in touch, chased winner after 3rd until before 5 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Nendrum (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Stanley (GER) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, close up over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Mr Red Clubs (11-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Multellie 4-1 (9-5) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, unable to quicken inside final 2f, well held when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5 1/2l behind Jeremiah (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Weather Front (USA) 11-4fav (9-10) Behind, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Aug beating Ventura Crest (8-9) by 1l, 8 ran.
Zihaam 7-2 (9-9) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, nk behind Regal Mirage (9-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Helioblu Bareliere (FR) 10-1 (9-10) In touch, headway to lead entering final 3f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Burn Some Dust (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Auxiliary 13-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 5l behind The Knot Is Tied (8-10) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Granite City Doc 5-2fav (8-13) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again 8f out, ridden 2f out, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Rare Groove (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.