This is a low grade handicap complicated by the fact that Jim Goldie is responsible for half of the 16-strong field. Dual course winner Goninodaethat may be the pick of his octet with Jason Hart taking off 3lb but the market will be the best guide. The three-year-old BALTIC SPIRIT looked ready for a step up in distance when staying on late over 5f at Catterick four days ago. Providing that hasn't taken too much out of her, Keith Dalgleish's filly may be the one to beat. Diamond Blue will be better for her run at Thirsk and looks the pick of the remainder.
Diamond Blue 14-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 15, 8l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Held up, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 15l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Towards rear, switched right and effort over 2f out, hung right and beaten over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Silvanus (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Funding Deficit (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Always behind, 14th of 15, 21l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Dashwood 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Harley's Harley (9-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft.
New Lease Of Life 6-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, struggling halfway, never on terms, 6th of 8, 11l behind Balti's Sister (9-2) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul '12.
Commandable (AUS) 8-1 (9-3) With leaders 2f, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Little Eli (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 2l behind Gulland Rock (9-3) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Goninodaethat 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Baraboy (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Spirit Of Alsace (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Dutch Interior (9-5) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Monel 11-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, not run on, 5th of 9, 8l behind Trixie Malone (9-4) at Newcastle 7f app hcp (6) sft.
Saxonette 28-1 (8-11) Dwelt always towards rear, 11th of 12, 8l behind Little Eli (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Towards rear stand side, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Fife Jo 20-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dark Opal (9-2) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Classy Anne 28-1 (8-2) In rear, ridden over 1f out, soon switched left, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Dark Opal (9-2) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Karens Legacy (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Gold Tobougg (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec '11.