Trainer Jim Goldie declared he was delighted with Hogmaneigh's draw in stall two but with most of the other trainers favouring high draws we'll side with REDFORD while Sonny Red could be overpriced and value for place money. Handler Michael Bell doesn't send many here and the selection can make this rare foray worthwhile. Not seen in the winners' enclosure since taking a valuable heat at Newcastle last June, Redford's been lightly raced since and confirmed his well being with a good run when placing at Ascot in decent contest last time. The drop to six furlongs here could be ideal for him. Hogmaneigh is back at his last winning mark and is usually competitive at this level and he is effective in these conditions. Sonny Red looks to have been crying out for a return to six furlongs in his last few runs. He keeps hinting that he still has winning performances in him including when finishing very strongly over the minimum trip at York two starts ago. Previous winner Advanced is another to consider of those given a low draw after a good run in defeat last time while anything trained by David Nicholls in thus race is worthy of respect. Evens And Odds is probably the pick of his team this time around.
Knot In Wood (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Raced standside, prominent, ridden to challenge and every chance 2f out, chased winner final furlong, kept on under pressure, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 26, 1 3/4l behind Genki (9-1) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Garnica (FR) 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 8l behind Main Aim (9-0) at Haydock 7f stks (1) gd in May.
Abbondanza (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Ridden to lead and set strong pace, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 6l behind Ordnance Row (9-0) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Genki (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Raced stand side, held up, headway on outer of group halfway, challenged 2f out, led that group well over 1f out, in command overall inside final furlong, won at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug beating Evens And Odds (9-0) by 1l, 26 ran.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Prominent stands side, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 15th of 22, 8l behind Santo Padre (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gf.
Tombi (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, came centre over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, driven over 1f out, kept on, 8th of 12, 4l behind Confront (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Raced far side, held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, ran on to lead that group final 50 yards, held by winner stand side, 2nd of 26, 1l behind Genki (9-1) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Intrepid Jack 10-1 (9-8) Prominent stands side over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 18th of 22, 9l behind Santo Padre (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gf.
Redford (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 21, 2l behind Al Muheer (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Zidane 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, held when hampered inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Palace Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Brave Prospector 16-1 (9-3) Soon tracking leader in centre, led overall 1f out, driven along, edged right, ran on well, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gf beating Castles In The Air (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Behind stand side, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 17, 5l behind Markab (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.
Wi Dud 12-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, hard ridden and effort halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Barney McGrew (9-5) at York 5f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.
Jimmy Styles 5-2fav (9-8) Prominent in centre group, hard ridden to close over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to press for 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Brave Prospector (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Hogmaneigh (IRE) 18-1 (9-8) Steadied start, held up in rear, some late headway from over 1f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 8l behind Tamagin (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Signor Peltro 11-4fav (9-7) Held up in last trio headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, every chance approaching final 1f, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Marching Time (8-7) at Goodwood 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Madame Trop Vite (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind High Standing (9-3) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) sft in Jul.
Sonny Red (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 4l behind Cheveton (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Arganil (USA) 15-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, led inside final furlong, soon headed, stayed on well, 2nd of 16, nk behind Cheveton (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Blue Jack 11-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 7l behind Cheveton (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Advanced 11-1 (8-9) With leader far side, led overall 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra post, 3rd of 17, 1/2l behind Markab (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.
Striking Spirit 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division far side, headway under pressure over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 9th of 22, 4 1/2l behind Santo Padre (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gf.
Magic Cat 18-1 (9-3) With leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Danehill Destiny (8-9) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Hitchens (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Behind far side, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 17, 4l behind Markab (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 11-4fav (9-9) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Siren's Gift (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Everymanforhimself (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear stands side, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 22, 1 1/4l behind Santo Padre (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gf.
Mac Gille Eoin 5-1 (9-0) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, driven and edged left, headed post, 2nd of 8, hd behind Tamagin (9-0) at Goodwood 6f Listed stks (1) gf.