Broctune Papa Gio and TALENT SCOUT won divisions of this handicap last year. The former has decent claims once again having made the frame in his last three starts but Talent Scout is just preferred. He returned from a lay-off with a decent effort in a higher grade handicap at Pontefract and Tim Walford's charge looks capable of landing this off his current mark. Dream Win showed a bit more over a longer trip last time and also looks set to make a bold bid but it was soft ground when Izzet scored over C&D in June and Indian Giver makes more appeal on this faster surface.
Dream Win 11-2 (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened, 5th of 11, 6l behind Painted Tail (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Broctune Papa Gio 3-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Izzet (8-11) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Talent Scout (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Pulled hard in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Woolston Ferry (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
No Quarter (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Keen held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Layla's King 4-1fav (9-3) Held up, ridden on outside 3f out, hung right and no progress over 2f out, 6th of 10, 18l behind Woop Woop (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Indian Giver 16-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Double Cee (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Izzet 3-1fav (9-13) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 14, 11l behind Celtic Step (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
El Dececy (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 6, 7l behind McConnell (8-8) at Kempton 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Cross The Boss (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Dwelt, always behind, last of 13, 21l behind Classic Descent (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun '11.
Airmyles 22-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 41l behind Honoured (9-10) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Daffyd 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 12, 12l behind Mean It (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.
Gadobout Dancer 3-1fav (8-10) Held up, towards rear when hampered 8f out, ridden and some headway on outside over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 25l behind Miss Ella Jade (8-0) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Border Abby 8-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, no progress final 2f, 8th of 10, 11l behind Wind Star (9-8) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, soon one pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.