Dr Red Eye completed a double in a Class 4 handicap here a couple of weeks ago but will find this better event tougher with a 5lb rise though Billy Cray's claim will be a help. Klynch has been a wonderful servant to Ruth Carr and has already won twice this month over 6f. He'd prefer some give so if more rain arrives he'll take some beating. NORSE BLUES generally races over further and scored over a mile at Thirsk last time but he often makes all the running and can do so again over this shorter trip. Clockmaker beat Dr Red Eye over the course and distance in September but has the worst of the draw here.
Chosen Character (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to track leader, challenged over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Captain Bertie (8-12) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Grey Mirage 6-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led going well 2f out, in command final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr beating Glen Moss (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Norse Blues 7-2fav (8-8) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on and just held on close home, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Anderiego (8-6) by hd, 15 ran.
Laffan (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Took keen hold and prominent, weakened ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 25, 10l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Klynch 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven to lead 1f out, soon ridden, kept on when hard pressed final 110 yards, just held on, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft beating Fast Shot (9-4) by nk, 13 ran.
Bronze Prince 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leading trio on outside, went 3rd 4f out, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, outpaced to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 2l behind Head Of Steam (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Mabait 25-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 11th of 26, 8l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Mehdi (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up, headway entering final 2f, ridden and no impression final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Dr Red Eye 7-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden 2f out, held on well, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Polar Kite (8-13) by 1l, 14 ran.
Elusive Flame 50-1 (8-7) Led in centre, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, 9th of 26, 6l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Verse Of Love 66-1 (7-13) In touch over 4f, 22nd of 26, 29l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Clockmaker (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to get on terms, 6th of 14, 7l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.