More luck than judgement needed here. Nezami posted another decent effort last time on the back of a victory at Chepstow in August but Moheebb was favourably treated when winning a claimer over C&D and was well beaten on his latest start in a handicap. Eastward Ho has lost his form of late but Burns Night has slipped down the weights and may bounce back. Dandarrell looks a bigger threat on his recent defeat of Wiseman's Diamond over C&D but the token vote goes to the lightly-raced KEEP IT DARK, a close-up second at Thirsk last time with plenty of scope on his handicap bow.
Nezami (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pulled hard, not clear run over 2f out, headway when not much room over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, not able to trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 2l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Eastward Ho 5-1fav (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakend over 2f out, 10th of 17, 6l behind Talent Scout (8-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Space War 14-1 (9-1) Behind, some late headway, never on terms, 8th of 11, 9l behind Star Links (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Moheebb (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, soon headway, one pace, 6th of 13, 8l behind Multi Bene (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
King Pin 14-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 17, 5l behind Talent Scout (8-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Burns Night 3-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, ridden and effort on outside 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd final 100 yards, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Talent Scout (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Hawaiian Storm 6-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 42l behind Dansili Dutch (8-5) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Cottam Donny 25-1 (7-12) Prominent far side, led group 3f out to 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 16th of 28, 15l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Exclusive Dancer 13-2 (8-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Lady Chaparral (9-9) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (3yo+) (4) sft in Aug.
Keep It Dark 20-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Led, ridden when hard pressed over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Dandarrell (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Monthly Medal 10-1 (8-12) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Dark Ruler (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Beautiful Day 5-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Le Chat D'or (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Nolecce 25-1 (9-8) Mid-division on inside, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 11th of 15, 13l behind Cadgers Brig (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Dandarrell 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep beating Wiseman's Diamond (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Miss Ella Jade 4-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Narcissist (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.