Spike was only beaten a short-head dropping back to 5f at Catterick last time and will be fancied to go one better here. He makes more appeal than the exposed Shine Likeadiamond but Richard Fahey's juveniles are always worth noting on this track and DACOITY looks a likely sort being by Dick Turpin out of a mare than won twice over the minimum. He gets the nod as the others will all need to improve if they are to win races.
Dacoity Dick Turpin gelding out of Todber.
Sirius Move 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt and went badly left start, towards rear, short lived effort on outer 2f out, 7th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Alpine Dream (9-0) at Thirsk 6f mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Spike (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, hung left from halfway, led approaching final furlong, soon hard ridden, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Baby Ballerina (9-0) at Catterick 5f mdn stks (6) gs in Aug.
Van Gerwen 16-1 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 3/4l behind Appleton (9-5) at Pontefract 5f mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Shine Likeadiamond 11-1 (9-0) In touch, took keen hold, closed over 2f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Fataawy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Starleyf Kheleyf filly out of Satin Braid.
Swirral Edge 33-1 (8-10) Outpaced in rear, good headway near side over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Twentysvnthlancers (8-11) at Redcar 5f mdn stks (6) gf in Sep.
Mrs Mags 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, hung left from halfway, never dangerous, weakened 1f out, 9th of 10, 18 1/4l behind Mont Kiara (9-5) at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.