Spring Secret went close three starts back in a similar contest and looks primed to go well with a title chasing jockey in the plate but that won't escape the notice of the betting public and a chance is taken with JACK DAWKINS instead. The ground may be a little softer than ideal but the gelding who was once rated as high as 96 ran his best race in a long time at Pontefract and is ridiculously well treated racing off a perch of 67 if he can build on that. Glenmuir has done the majority of his racing over shorter but has won over nine furlongs and should be involved as should Scarab and Oriental Girl but the other runner to make plenty of appeal is Club Tahiti who has also slipped a long way down the weights and may be able to take advantage now stepped back up in trip with conditions in her favour.
Final Verse 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway when switched right over 1f out, ran on towards finish, not reached leaders, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Three Ducks (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Iron Out (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Danehillsundance (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
General Tufto 33-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, last of 12, 29l behind Jo'burg (9-3) at York 1m 2f clm stks (3) gf in Sep.
Ensnare 9-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Totally Focussed (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Oriental Girl 7-2fav (9-10) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to narrow lead and flashed tail inside final furlong, driven and ran on, caught post, 2nd of 14, ns behind Ocean Transit (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Club Tahiti 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind South Cape (9-7) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Scarab (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden when short of room and hampered over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 16, well behind Sharp Sovereign (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Glenmuir (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Bond City (9-7) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Jack Dawkins (USA) 28-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Sharp Sovereign (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Blue Spinnaker (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 11l behind Elijah Pepper (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Spring Secret 4-1fav (9-4) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind James Pollard (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Bold Marc (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Held up in touch, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Eijaaz (9-4) at Catterick 1m 4f app clm stks (6) gd in Oct.
Harry Hunt 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, moderate 4th over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 15, 9l behind Waydownsouth (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 50-80 gd in Oct.
Yossi (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Led, pushed along and headed 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 15, 9l behind Emirate Isle (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Oct.