Blue Shoes is just 1lb higher than when scoring here in August on soft ground. Salvatore Fury is running well though appears best over the minimum trip while Bunce has won three times in his career, all on ground with plenty of give. PARISIAN PYRAMID hasn't won for three years but has dropped to a winnable mark as a consequence and is taken to halt that long losing run. Oil Strike has never won on Turf and has a long absence to overcome but a close look at the betting is advised.
Captain Scooby 40-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Meandmyshadow (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Oil Strike 3-1 (9-2) With leader, led halfway, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, stayed on well, 3rd of 11, hd behind Phoenix Clubs (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Bunce (IRE) 10-3fav (9-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on to take 2nd place close home, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Who's Shirl (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Raced far side, overall leader until ridden over 1f out, eased final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Clubland (8-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Blue Shoes (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mutafaakir (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ferdy (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Smalljohn (9-6) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Youhavecontrol (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 16, 19l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Red Roar (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 5l behind Black Annis Bower (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Consistant 25-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 10l behind Who's Shirl (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rio's Girl 7-1 (9-0) In rear, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 5l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on and caught post, 2nd of 9, ns behind Secret Advice (9-3) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Fife Jo 5-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up, plugged on final 2f, 4th of 8, 5l behind Silkelly (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.