David Nicholls has saddled three of the last six winners of this claimer but he will be hard pressed to do so today with Jibrrya, and preference is for AVONVALLEY. George Baker's filly has seen plenty of action this season and comes here in consistently decent form. She landed a Lingfield seller two starts ago before going well in defeat in a course and distance handicap here last time. She goes on good to soft and can take advantage of the switch to this sphere. Galpin Junior looks a danger and won a claimer here over this trip in the summer, while it would be no surprise to see dual 5f winner Atlantic Beach get heavily involved, although his best efforts have been on a sound or fast surface.
Atlantic Beach 13-2 (9-7) Switched left soon after start, with leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Grissom (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Go Go Green (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, lost place 1f out, soon ridden, not quicken final furlong, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mey Blossom (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 10-1 (8-7) Raced wide close up, ridden and every chance halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Takajan (9-0) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind La Capriosa (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Galpin Junior (USA) 7-2fav (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, mid-division halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Mayoman (9-7) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Jibrrya 12-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, in touch, not clearest of runs over 2f out, soon switched right, and edged right under pressure, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 8l behind Toby Tyler (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in Oct.
Avonvalley 11-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, always held, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Fashion Icon (8-8) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Real Diamond 8-1 (8-5) Held up in touch, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 8l behind Trans Sonic (8-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.