It will be interesting to see if there's any confidence behind David Nicholls' well-handicapped pair Di Stefano (on debut for his new yard) or Galpin Junior but a safer option may prove to be last time out course and distance winner BOSUN BREESE. His 5lb rise is negated by his apprentice rider but he looks well enough handicapped in any respect having been competitive from marks in the mid-eighties a couple of seasons ago. Paul Hanagan has been aboard Sir Nod for the gelding's last four successes and he's on a competitive mark but has yet to show his best at this track. Cheyenne Red has each-way claims whilst Incomparable is 1lb lower than when last successful and needs a market check in a typically competitive handicap.
Bosun Breese 12-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Rio Sands (8-8) by 2l, 8 ran.
Sir Nod 9-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Who's Shirl (8-13) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Di Stefano 7-1 (9-1) In rear, in touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, never a threat to front pair, 3rd of 4, 6l behind La Fortunata (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Incomparable 14-1 (9-12) With leader until ridden 2f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Medici Time (9-10) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Yurituni 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt, raced wide chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 15l behind Barons Spy (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Galpin Junior (USA) 11-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride and went right start, in rear far side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 7l behind Hazelrigg (9-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Poppy's Rose 33-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear standside group, ridden and headed well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 7l behind Mango Music (9-6) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Musical Bridge 5-2 (9-12) Held up towards, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Wicked Wilma (8-10) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Littlemisssunshine (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra close home, joined post, 2nd of 6, hd behind Love You Louis (9-11) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Cheyenne Red (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 12l behind Verinco (8-9) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Bilash 33-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 31l behind Colonel Mak (9-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Tyrannosaurus Rex (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) In rear, not clear run over 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 4l behind Select Committee (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Greek Secret 14-1 (8-11) Outpaced, always behind, last of 8, 12l behind Bosun Breese (9-10) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.