Economic Crisis carries 6lb extra for winning over track and trip last time and the runner-up Manatee Bay re-opposes on better terms. Bunce only won a claimer at Redcar recently but can figure again along with the returning pair Gottcher and Gran Canaria Queen. The latter beat Beau Mistral over course and distance in August, but a chance is taken on RED CAPE in this. Ruth Carr's veteran has been in good form on the Polytrack, winning at Wolverhampton last month, and can take advantage of a lower mark back on this surface.
Haajes 25-1 (8-8) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 18, 5l behind Lastchancelucas (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Gottcher 18-1 (9-4) Disputed lead until led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Layla's Oasis (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) With leaders, ridden halfway, weaken entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Keep It Dark (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Gran Canaria Queen 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leader, led 2f lout, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened into 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 3l behind Compton Heights (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Megaleka (9-6) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In touch, headway to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Manatee Bay (8-8) by hd, 7 ran.
Bunce (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Redcar 6f clm stks (6) sft beating Captain Royale (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Red Cape (FR) 5-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left and stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Come On Dave (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Manatee Bay 5-2fav (8-8) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Economic Crisis (8-13) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.