Selkie's Friend was easy to back on his debut at Newmarket in July but came with a wet sail to beat more experienced rivals. He's potentially well treated here if handling the surface and returning fit following a break while course winner My Son Max arrives off the back of an excellent third at Newmarket and a win over 5f at Wolverhampton, though has struggled to get home over this trip in the past. In four runs on the Polytrack, JACK OF DIAMONDS has yet to finish out of the first two. He also produced an excellent effort over the distance on the Fibresand last time and can go one better here. Prime Exhibit is only 3lb higher than when successful over C&D a month ago but isn't the most consistent while Bank On Me is better at Lingfield. Light Burst's winning run came to an end at Wolverhampton on Monday and this may come too soon.
Prime Exhibit 33-1 (9-2) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, switched inside and ran on well to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Chapter And Verse (9-7) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Santefisio (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
My Son Max 9-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Partner (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Brunston 66-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 12, 21l behind Flying Power (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bank On Me 16-1 (8-11) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Shena's Dream (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Light Burst (USA) 3-1fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Kingscroft (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Beauchamp Xerxes 66-1 (9-6) In touch on outsside, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 13, well behind Prime Exhibit (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Desert Creek (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Everybody Knows 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 19l behind Royal Empire (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
Selkie's Friend 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer 2f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jul beating Pashan Garh (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.