Bronze Beau won a shade cosily at Catterick last time but an 8lb rise still looks a little harsh, while Nomoreblondes is facing a tough task in this company after landing a Redcar seller on her latest start. Diman Waters looks to have every chance and finished ahead of Pavershooz and Bedloe's Island at Thirsk earlier this month, but HAMOODY is preferred. Dandy Nicholls' sprinter ran below par last time, but a reproduction of his two-length defeat at the hands Pastoral Player at Newmarket before that would be enough to get his head in front here.
Hamoody (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear stands side group, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 14th of 16, 11l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Bronze Beau 8-1 (9-6) Made all, clear entering final furlong, ran on, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Taurus Twins (9-10) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Pavershooz 28-1 (9-6) Went left start, mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 8l behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Diman Waters (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ishetoo 13-2 (9-0) In rear, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Captain Royale (8-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Select Committee 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Bronze Beau (9-6) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Milton of Campsie 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 10l behind Victorian Bounty (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Bedloe's Island (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Very slowly away, always behind, 14th of 15, 17l behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Nomoreblondes 9-2 (9-7) Always prtominent, led over 2f out, soon driven, ran on well, won at Redcar 5f sell stks (6) gf beating Grudge (9-12) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.