SPHINX looks to have every chance in this. He was having only his second start of the season when third over C&D last time and should be spot on now. Edwin Tuer's charge can confirm running with Luctor Emergo, Ferney Boy and Bandanaman which leaves Blue Dune looking the main danger. She scored in soft ground over 2m at Catterick a week ago and should go close again despite carrying a penalty for that success. Rock Relief will handle the conditions but hasn't raced since July.
Sphinx (FR) 28-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind River Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Mason Hindmarsh 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 11, 6l behind The Baronet (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Rock Relief (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 12l behind Come Here Yew (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Tarantella Lady 4-1fav (10-5) In touch in mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 16, 26l behind Bandanaman (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Bandanaman (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 17l behind River Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind River Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Blue Dune 11-8fav (9-2) Chased leaders, led over 7f out, pushed along over 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Josie's Dream (9-7) by 3l, 15 ran.
Ferney Boy 66-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 8l behind River Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.