MARKET PUZZLE won at Haydock last month and gets the vote. He finished third behind My Mate Jake, who runs in the first division of this contest, in an amateur race at Redcar under Becky Brisbourne last time and a repeat would be good enough to score here. Harare and Guga are not the most consistent but have claims on their best form, while Talk Of Saafend has been placed for today's amateur in the past. Rockweiller makes most appeal of the remainder.
Gallego 25-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always in rear, never involved, 15th of 18, 18l behind Violent Velocity (9-1) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Baan (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 25l behind No Rules (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct '09.
Uncle Brit 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, lost place when not clear run over 3f out, no impression after, 9th of 14, 14l behind Bourne (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May '10.
Market Puzzle (IRE) 4-1fav (10-1) In touch, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, every chance 2f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind My Mate Jake (9-11) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Guga (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Towards rear, effort on inner over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 21l behind Harare (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Rockweiller 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 11l behind Aegean Destiny (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Wrecking Crew (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Took keen hold in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 20l behind Taste The Wine (10-7) at Warwick 1m 3f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Harare 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, no headway final 2f, 8th of 14, 9l behind My Mate Jake (9-11) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 9l behind Patavium (11-0) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Entrance 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 8l behind Golden Waters (9-12) at Brighton 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Wom 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, switched left 10f out, led 9f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 21l behind Bright Abbey (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Ptolomeos 25-1 (8-11) Took keen hold and always towards rear, 12th of 14, 33l behind Smart Step (8-4) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Sep.
Granny Anne (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in last trio, pushed along inside final 3f, plugged on one pace final 2f, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sky Diamond (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Nippy Nikki 50-1 (8-2) Always behind, 11th of 13, 16l behind Ryedale Dancer (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.