It's a long time since Bavarian Nordic was in the winner's enclosure but he's well handicapped as a result and doesn't often compete at this lowly level. Asterales has been knocking on the door again recently and Idealism won from out of the handicap at Newcastle at the start of the month and should make his presence felt again. SARTINGO was sent off favourite over 1m1f at Wolverhampton last week but found the trip too sharp. This should be more to his liking and Alan Swinbank's gelding, who has placed form on soft ground, gets the nod.
Thoroughly Red (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 17l behind Zafeen's Pearl (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Sartingo (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd post, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Kyle Of Bute (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tobrata 40-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, not troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 6l behind Bright Applause (8-10) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 12-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, improved to press leader 8f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 18l behind Bright Applause (8-10) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Asterales 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Bute Street (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Prairie Hawk (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 13, 28l behind King Zeal (9-9) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep '10.
Goodlukin Lucy 8-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 8, 6l behind Raleigh Quay (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Sea Cliff (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in touch in rear, outpaced over 3f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Beau Fighter (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar '11.
Acknowledgement 7-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, raced keenly, tracked leader over 7f out, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 5l behind Alternative Choice (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec '10.
Marino Prince (FR) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6l behind Ice Nelly (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Idealism 16-1 (8-7) Held up in touch and keen, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Media Stars (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Magic Haze 5-2fav (9-0) Always in rear, last of 10, 18l behind Light The City (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Highland Love 20-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early stages, held up towards rear, ridden along halfway, soon lost place and behind, 10th of 12, 20l behind Arkaim (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Ferney Boy 20-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 18l behind Madrasa (9-2) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Srimenanti 100-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along 7f out, soon lost place, weakened over 3f out, last of 12, 45l behind Ministerofinterior (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Zoom In 50-1 (9-9) Towards rear, soon pushed along, switched right over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 15l behind Hab Reeh (10-0) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf.
Jawaab (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division in touch, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 12, 9l behind Veiled Applause (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.