It's difficult to make a strong case for any of these but AMAZING BLUE SKY has been running well in defeat in better company of late so a token vote goes his way as he drops back down in class. Last year's Ripon winner Celtic Step should have come on for a recent reappearance and Sinatramania is another who may finish closer dropping down a grade. Korngold and The Lodge Road have slipped down the weights and could make the frame in a really poor handicap.
The Lodge Road (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 30l behind Medieval Bishop (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Korngold 20-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 15, 11l behind Reset City (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Aquarian Spirit 10-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, outpaced over 3f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Dubious Escapade (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mullins Way (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Always in rear, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 23l behind Honoured (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Amazing Blue Sky 5-1 (8-4) With leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden headed over 1f out, faded closing stages, 4th of 12, 5l behind Size (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Inniscastle Boy 11-1 (9-4) Always towrads rear, 7th of 11, 17l behind Critical Point (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Celtic Step 11-1 (8-12) Mid-division, one pace and no impression from over 2f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Valantino Oyster (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tweedle Dee 16-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 4f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 16, 11l behind Dancing Maite (8-13) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Sinatramania 20-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 8l behind Size (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hartforth 25-1 (8-10) In touch on outside, driven 3f out, lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Kames Park (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Jan.
Grammar 66-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 16, 39l behind Scarlet Prince (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Madame Blavatsky (FR) 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Al Thumama (8-9) at Hamilton 1m fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Oliver's Gold 16-1 (9-2) Started very slowly, always in rear, 13th of 14, 13l behind Ermyntrude (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Wesleydale (IRE) 40-1 (8-3) Pulled hard, led after 2f, hung right and headed over 6f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 47l behind Maska Pony (8-6) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Miss Matiz 100-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon headway, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Returntobrecongill (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf.