DIAMOND BLUE has the inside berth and Richard Whitaker's lightly-raced filly made a promising comeback at Catterick. She'll be spot-on for this and gets the vote with course specialst Caranbola unlikely to take her chance. We'll Deal Again could hardly have won more easily on his final start at Leicester in August though he's been hit with a massive 10lb rise. Mercers Row has a C&D victory to his credit and he's enjoyed the soft conditions lately so should be in the shake-up.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 10l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Caranbola 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 13, 12l behind Thunderball (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
We'll Deal Again 7-2 (9-9) Close up, led after 1f, clear approaching final furlong, eased inside last 150 yards, readily, won at Leicester 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug beating Ace Of Spies (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led until over 3f out, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Gorgeous Goblin (8-12) at Southwell 5f fll hcp (4) fbs.
Select Committee 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 12th of 17, 7l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Shawkantango 9-4fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon wandered, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3l behind Mandalay King (9-4) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Mercers Row 7-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Silvanus (9-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Diamond Blue 11-4fav (9-3) Chased winner, ridden halfway, effort over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Nomoreblondes (8-13) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Liberty Ship 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Mandalay King (9-4) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Lady Kildare (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, chased leader 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 9, 17l behind Prince James (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Highland Warrior 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, soon lost place and unable to get back on terms, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Mandalay King (9-4) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.