Amy Ryan has won on Emirate Isle before but he is yet to conclusively prove his stamina for this trip and so we will take a chance on BLACK DAHLIA ahead of Nawamees and Dar Es Salaam. Down at the bottom of the weights Prince Noel is an interesting contender however his profile hints that another place may follow and it is the inconsistent Black Dahlia who gets our backing. Rachel Green takes the ride on this two-time winner who tends to mingle good with bad performances. Her last run at Southwell was poor but she is better judged on her fourth behind Closertobelieveing at Doncaster. Back on a better surface today this Dansili filly is fancied to run well at rewarding odds. Nawamees ran a blinder last time out and looks a contender for his new stable, however this mark of 76 demands a little more improvement, so a bigger danger may be New Star who won well last time at Wolverhampton. Dar Es Salaam was punished for a comfortable win two starts back at Newbury and the drop back in trip is in his favour but his mark looks too high. Emirate isle and Celtic Strand come here in good form, as does Inchloch whose second when last seen at York is solid form in the context of this race. Thunderstruck and Yetholm are two more for consideration, with the latter's trainer James Fanshawe in better form, however it is Black Dahlia who gets the nod.
Dar Es Salaam 5-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden over 3f out, soon one pace, 6th of 12, 12l behind Grandad Bill (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
New Star (UAE) 28-1 (9-6) Always prominent, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on gamely, won at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Royal Amnesty (9-5) by a hd, 12 ran.
Red Birr (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division until weakened well over 1f out, eased when beaten, last of 16, 19l behind Higgy's Boy (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept.
Monreale (GER) 100-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, some late progress, never a factor, 9th of 16, 12l behind Higgy's Boy (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept.
Inchloch 5-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on final furlong to take 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Chocolate Caramel (8-13) at York 1m 4f clm (4) gd in May.
Nawamees (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Led after 2f, ridden and headed after 2f out, stayed with leader and led again over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong and caught final strides, 3rd of 16, hd behind Mistress Eva (8-7) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gs.
Fongs Gazelle 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind E Major (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Spring Goddess (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) In touch, not much room on inside 2f out, soon ridden, not quicken over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 12, 3l behind Prince Of Thebes (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Black Dahlia 33-1 (8-12) Behind, struggling over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 41l behind Merchant of Dubai (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp (4) fbs in Sept.
Harvest Warrior 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, driven over 2f out, no impression until stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Just Bond (9-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sept.
Emirate Isle 14-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Bavarian Nordic (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sept.
Nisaal (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, soon chasing winner, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 42l behind Boucheron (8-8) at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stk (5) gd in Jul.
Celtic Strand (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Princess Flame (9-9) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Sept.
Holden Eagle 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 22l behind Hall Hee (8-12) at Bath 1m mdn stk (5) gd in Aug.
Yetholm (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, effort entering final 2f, soon no impression, 4th of 10, 6l behind Cape Tribulation (9-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn stk (5) sft.
Thunderstruck 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, hung left and headway over 1f out, ran on well towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Mick's Dancer (8-13) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Prince Noel 8-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, led entering final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 11, hd behind Internationaldebut (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Skylarker (USA) 80-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 12th of 15, 35l behind Neon Blue (10-4) at Redcar 1m 2f ldy rds hcp (6) gd.
Bed Fellow (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Led after 4f, raced keen, headed over 2f out, soon no extra, 4th of 16, 10l behind Prince Rhyddarch (10-3) at Newcastle 1m 4f amt hcp (6) hvy.