NEON BLUE has the form to land the finale with both Safebreaker and Lucayan Dancer worth noting. The selection is four pounds higher since winning at Redcar at the back end of last season. He had dropped to what looked like a handy mark and we feel he can take full advantage of that yet again. Safebreaker won back to back races at Great Leighs and Southwell on the all weather during the winter and was not disgraced on his last two runs either. That said he possibly acts better on that surface and now back on the turf others are preferred. Lucayan Dancer caught the eye when second at Mussleburgh last time out and if repeating that form he will not be far away, however for the winner we return to Neon Blue.
Lucayan Dancer 5-2 (9-10) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Masterofceremonies (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell stks (6) gf.
Grand Art (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Top Jaro (8-0) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (4) gd in Sep.
Rosko 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Warpedsenseofhumor (8-11) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) fm.
Cripsey Brook 25-1 (11-0) Slowly into stride, soon well behind, 14th of 16, well behind Prince Rhyddarch (10-3) at Newcastle 1m 4f am hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Gala Sunday (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 11th of 14, 25l behind All In The Red (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Neon Blue 10-1 (10-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched right and headway over 3f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Redcar 1m 2f ldy hcp (6) gd in Oct beating Thornaby Green (10-3) by nk, 15 ran.
Safebreaker 11-4 (9-3) Always prominent, ridden 2f out, one pace entering final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Provost (9-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Maybe I Wont 33-1 (9-1) Switched left soon after start, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 6l behind Ergo (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Spares And Repairs 9-2 (10-0) Close up, tracked leader over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 9, 23l behind Fin Vin De Leu (8-6) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Farne Island 33-1 (9-1) In rear, stayed on from over 1f out, 9th of 18, 7l behind Silly Gilly (9-0) at Redcar 1m hcap (6) gf in Jul.