Sadeek, Shotley Mac and Memphis Man catch the eye here with SHOTLEY MAC the selection. Shotley Mac is on the upgrade and is now on a career high mark, but he is chasing a hat-trick after two wins over this trip at Catterick. He likes the ground, and is only three pounds higher than his last win despite a six pound penalty, and looks usre to run well. Sadeek returned to winning form last time after a disappointing downward tumble in the ratings. He has not run for five months however, and he is better on a quicker surface, although he won on soft ground on his racecourse debut. Memphis Man is another on a career high mark and he reverts to turf after a modest effort on the all-weather. He is very consistent however, and he can hit the frame, though this trip may stretch his stamina. Shotley Mac is in the form of his life and can complete the hat-trick. (John Temple)
Zomerlust 20-1 (7-12) Mid-division, edged right and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 19, 6l behind Skhilling Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Raced centre, tracked leader, merged with far side group halfway, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Plum Pudding (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Suits Me (9-6) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-90 (3) hvy.
Burning Incense (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) In rear, not clear run over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 4l behind Wasp (9-4) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Memphis Man 16-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden along halfway, headway over 1f, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind My Gacho (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Oct.
Compton's Eleven 14-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong to take 3rd towards finish, gaining final strides, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Gallantry (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Kiwi Bay 5-1 (8-13) Behind, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Quest For Success (8-9) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Internationaldebut (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, driven and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Quest For Success (8-9) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Carleton 16-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Amber Queen (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Sadeek 5-1 (9-6) Behind, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, saddle slipped/almost unseated rider towards finish, held on, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Yorkshire Blue (8-9) by a hd, 10 ran.
Daaweitza 8-1 (8-13) Behind, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 10l behind Shotley Mac (8-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Shotley Mac 7-2 (9-1) Chased leader until ridden 4f out, stayed on to lead last 75 yards, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy beating Bold Marc (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Geojimali 15-2 (9-0) Prominent until outpaced over 2f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Quest For Success (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
High Curragh 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Irish Pearl (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Oct.
Esoterica (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Behind, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 12l behind Shotley Mac (8-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Misphire 4-1 (9-2) Prominent, chased winner final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Quest For Success (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Jack Rackham 10-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 8l behind Kay Two (9-4) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Cornus 17-2 (8-11) Taken to post early, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, effort when not clear run, snatched up entering final furlong, not recover, 5th of 11, 2l behind Amber Queen (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
River Thames 22-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Shotley Mac (8-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Nisaal (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden over 3f, stayed on towards finish, 10th of 18, 13l behind Spring Goddess (9-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f ldy rds hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Held up, headway over 2f, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Whitbarrow (9-2) by 4l, 8 ran.
Balakiref 9-2 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Out Of Nothing (7-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.