Irish Jugger is not out of this having won three times at the track earlier this year, but Ay Tay Tate looks pretty exposed nowadays. C P Joe has run well either side of being pulled up on his only start on Fibresand, but the lightly-raced Irish import Uncut Stone looks to have more scope. Gosforth Park scored here before running a shocker back over C&D last month when practically tailed off behind SKY HIGH DIVER. The latter was adding to an earlier win at Newcastle so she gets the vote as there should be more to come from Alan Swinbank's progressive filly.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Ridden to chase clear leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Miss Beat (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led over 2f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Archie Rice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol.
Irish Jugger (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden well over 2f out, late headway 1f out, no impression, 4th of 11, 11l behind Waahej (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 9-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway 4f out to chase leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 22l behind Illustration (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 10l behind Priors Gold (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Gosforth Park 2-1fav (9-11) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 16l behind Sky High Diver (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
C P Joe (IRE) 9-2fav (10-4) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed near finish, 2nd of 13, shd behind Squad (10-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Sky High Diver (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov beating Spahi (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.