Well beaten in better company on his comeback at Musselburgh, RASAMAN is back on the same mark as when winning over 6f here last season and Jim Goldie's charge gets the nod. Pearl Nation is also a course winner and is partnered by one of the leading amateurs while recent Yarmouth winner Azrael has claims back over 7f. Space War could get involved if at his best and Sunraider has tumbled down the weights, but it's hard to make much of a case for any of the remainder.
Pearl Nation (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Twenty One Choice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Rasaman (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway before 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 17l behind Hi There (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up behind, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 17l behind O Ma Lad (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Azrael 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leader stand side, ridden over 3f out, kept on, 4th of 10, 10l behind Oddysey (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Karaka Jack 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and effort over 2f out, no impression and eased from over 1f out, last of 11, 29l behind Bridle Belle (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Sunraider (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division in 4th, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on and just held for 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Sandy Lane (9-0) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Meandmyshadow 7-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7l behind Millibar (9-2) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Brigadoon 16-1 (9-5) In rear, never involved, 11th of 16, 13l behind Dolphin Rock (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Shamrocked (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) In touch, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Space War 5-1 (8-13) Started very slowly, always behind, 6th of 8, 5l behind Exceedexpectations (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mitchum 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Iffraam (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.