Official ratings suggest this is a battle of the veterans Beckermet and TAJNEED. The former ran 21 times last year, winning once over 7f on heavy ground at Doncaster. He's almost always needed a couple of runs to put him straight, however, though usually they have been at a much higher level. The latter regularly performed from a mark in the 100s in his day, won two claimers last season and hopefully will be the more forward of the pair so gets the nod. Go Green's last two victories have come at this level but the slow-starting Dickie Le Davoir has a mountain to climb conceding lumps of weight all round.
Dickie Le Davoir 33-1 (8-8) Slow into stride, always in rear, last of 11, 12l behind Colourbearer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Beckermet (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Bridge Valley 33-1 (8-7) Dwelt, slowly into stride, raced freely towards rear, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 9l behind Sandy Lane (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Charles Parnell (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Slowly away, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 17, 5l behind Prince James (8-11) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Nov.
Feel The Heat 12-1 (9-2) Outpaced, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 17th of 19, 27l behind Fama Mac (9-2) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Go Go Green (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Oldjoesaid (8-8) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Mar.
Tajneed (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Behind stands side, ridden over 2f out, never able to challenge, 19th of 23, 15l behind Jack Dexter (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Poppanella (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, soon detatched, never a factor, 8th of 9, 23l behind Avon Breeze (8-12) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.