Ticks The Boxes has been gradually dropping in the ratings and ran a bit better at Redcar. He'll be ridden by an experienced jockey for the first time in a while and should get into contention. Bingo George was gaining his first victory in 23 starts when scooting home from today's rival Tasaaboq here three weeks ago. He's up 8lb but, though this is a similar event, he may be worth opposing. FANTASY JUSTIFIER is on a long losing run but is generally consistent and the assessor looks to have given him a chance of regaining the winning thread. First Excel has been struggling since a 6lb rise for winning at Newcastle back in January while Sarabi hasn't shown much despite a 10lb drop in the past year. Bold Spirit has had 51 starts and won three times on Turf but has only had one all-weather run back in 2014.
Ticks The Boxes (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Held up in touch, headway when edged left inside final 2f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Yes You (9-8) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Unnoticed 7-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Among Angels (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Corporal Maddox 25-1 (9-4) Behind, no real headway when hung right final furlong, 10th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Tuscany (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Big Amigo (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Awkwardly away, held up and towards rear, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Maureb (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
First Excel 22-1 (9-2) Keen, led over 1f, chased leader, every chance inside final furlong, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Maureb (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Held up, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Lydiate Lady (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Bold Spirit 20-1 (8-12) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 14, 13 3/4l behind Break The Silence (8-6) at Redcar 7f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Fantasy Justifier (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Zenovia (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Sarabi 7-1 (9-0) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Ebitda (9-10) at Catterick 5f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Bingo George (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, pushed clear final furlong, won at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Tasaaboq (9-5) by 3 1/4l, 11 ran.
Tasaaboq 5-2fav (8-13) Held up in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Zenovia (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Wimboldsley 12-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up, headway halfway, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Lydiate Lady (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Interchoice Star 66-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Kaaber (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.