Elusive Hawk was touched off over 6f at Yarmouth last time and is sure to be popular in this. Tunnager Grove got off the mark in a C&D seller earlier this month and could be improving while Eastern Hills is usually thereabouts in this grade and Desert Creek has been knocking on the door in similar company of late. The lightly-raced Hooligan Sean and last month's Catterick winner Hoppy's Flyer are others to note and Ginger Ted could hardly arrive in better form, though now has a double penalty after Saturday's win at Wolverhampton. The top weight used to be trained by Richard Guest who has TED'S BROTHER in this off a very decent mark. He's 7lb lower than when successful at Doncaster around this time last year and has an accomplished amateur on board today. The four-year-old gets the nod.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, outpaced in mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead closing stages, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Avonvalley (8-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Pelmanism 14-1 (9-1) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden inside final 2f, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Come On Dave (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 9-4fav (9-9) Held up in 5th and off the pace, headway halfway, went 2nd over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, closed on winner near finish, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Big Wave (9-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Tunnager Grove 10-11fav (8-10) Prominent, always going well, ridden entering final furlong, soon hung right, led towards finish, won at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) sft beating Barista (8-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fistful of Dollars (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Bumped start, soon recovered to chase leaders, went 2nd 5f out until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Kickingthelilly (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Al's Memory (IRE) 17-2 (8-10) Held up in mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Rocky Reef (9-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Eastern Hills 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind No Dominion (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Desert Creek (IRE) 9-2fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway on inside 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed and edged right inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Conry (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, soon eased, 9th of 10, 19l behind Steel Stockholder (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up behind, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 13th of 17, 12l behind Talent Scout (8-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Lindoro 9-2 (9-5) Towards rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 5l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hooligan Sean 6-1 (9-1) Held up, headway 3f out, tracked leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Ishiamiracle (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Sovento (GER) 18-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Khajaaly (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) In touch, headway 4f out, soon chased leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 12, 36l behind Saint Irene (8-10) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Shomberg 7-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace, dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Charitable Act (9-7) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Mazovian (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7l behind Waking Warrior (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Caledonia Prince 11-2 (8-13) Raced wide in mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Outpost (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 13l behind Here Now And Why (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.