FUNDING DEFICIT is one of the more experienced and David Barron looks to have found him a good opportunity here. He came up short on unfavourable terms with a higher rated rival at Ripon last time but will take some catching in this if allowed his own way up front from a low draw. Rock Up and Niceonemyson have plenty to find with the selection at the weights and Dual Mac may find things happening a bit quickly after a couple of starts over 7f. Dennis is expected to have come on for a debut third at Redcar and may provide the biggest threat unless the newcomer Jiminy is above average.
Dual Mac 10-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind All Or Nothin (9-5) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
Imperial Bond 28-1 (10-0) Dwelt, mid-division and pulled hard, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Testa Rossa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Niceonemyson 11-2 (9-3) Led, headed narrowly 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led again narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, headed post, 2nd of 5, ns behind A J Cook (9-2) at Redcar 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Copper To Gold 66-1 (9-7) Fly-jumped badly leaving stalls, soon pulled up, in a race won by Can You Conga (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in May, 7 ran.
Dennis 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Gold Beau (9-5) at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Funding Deficit (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) Led and clear with winner halfway, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon outpaced and eased, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Strictly Silca (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Jiminy Acclamation gelding out of Grasshoppergreen.
Rock Up (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, driven to go 2nd near finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Desert Strike (9-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Son Of Neptune 100-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, weakened halfway, 8th of 9, 22l behind All Or Nothin (9-7) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Lichen Angel 66-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always towards rear, 13th of 17, 11l behind Ayasha (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Meeting In Paris (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 3f out, no impression when not much room and switched right inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 7l behind Broughtons Charm (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Misu Mac 80-1 (9-0) Slow into stride, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 43l behind Sorella Bella (9-0) at Carlisle 7f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Playful Promises (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 14, 43l behind Sun On The Run (9-2) at Cork 6f mdn stks hvy in Mar.