EIJAAZ won a claimer over a shorter trip at Redcar last time, but more pertinently he's finished runner-up on his last two starts over C&D and gets the nod to go one better today. Southwell winner Magic Haze has yet to win on turf, but Spahi will appreciate the return to today's trip having gone close at Newcastle on his penultimate start. San Deng and Flora's Pride both won over hurdles when last seen at the track and could figure, while Folk Tune finished third in a claimer over C&D last month and is another to consider.
Dazakhee 6-1 (9-4) Dwelt soon in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Bold Marc (9-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Folk Tune (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Behind, driven and headway on outside 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Visions Of Johanna (8-1) at Catterick 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) (6) gd in May.
Bijou Dan 8-1 (9-0) In rear, struggling from 6f out, weakened 4f out, last of 5, well behind Bergonzi (9-11) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Eijaaz (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) In rear, headway on outer over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, won at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf beating Just Five (9-11) by nk, 7 ran.
Magic Haze 11-2 (9-2) In touch, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Beau Fighter (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Spahi (FR) 3-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 17, 5l behind Dane Cottage (8-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) gs.
Flora's Pride 10-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 31l behind Madamlily (9-0) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Mar.
Follow The Sun (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 22l behind Ramora (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
San Deng 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, no impression, 7th of 15, 6l behind Emerald Glade (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Light The City (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, chased leader 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 15l behind Valantino Oyster (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Fourlanends 16-1 (8-7) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 11th of 12, 29l behind Shunkawakhan (8-7) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.