Valentine's Gift went close at Beverley last time but today's surface may be a problem for him and Musselburgh winner Ad Value also has something to prove on the going. Today's longer trip may not be ideal for Shaker Style and Rockgoat but Petrocelli has claims back over the distance after finding 2m beyond him last time. LAKEMAN relishes today's underfoot conditions and showed signs of a resurgence when second over C&D last time. He gets the nod now back on a winning mark.
City Ground (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Behind, struggling 6f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 33l behind Zenarinda (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) sft.
Ad Value (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 33l behind Passion Planet (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Koo And The Gang (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Sabratha (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Shaker Style (USA) 28-1 (9-5) Behind, headway 2f out, stayed on into mid-division final furlong, never near leaders, 9th of 15, 7l behind Cadgers Brig (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Maska Pony (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, dropped to mid-division over 3f out, switched outside and kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 8th of 15, 6l behind Cadgers Brig (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Valentine's Gift 25-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Finity Run (8-3) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) gd in Sep.
Lakeman (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner briefly over 2f out, kept on same pace, took 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Gosforth Park (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Tobrata 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, headway to mid-division 8f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 13, 20l behind De Rigueur (9-3) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Petrocelli 14-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 25l behind Blue Dune (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Rockgoat (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked winner until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Finity Run (8-3) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) gd in Sep.