Strong Knight, Revolutionary and Locum all have claims on the best of their recent placed efforts, though the latter was below par over a longer trip at Wolverhampton last time. MASLAK finished ahead of him on that occasion and, given the latter has shown signs of a revival of late, Peter Hiatt's charge gets the vote now racing off a 12lb lower mark than when scoring over C&D nearly a year ago. Beverley winner Gosforth Park made a belated seasonal debut at Newcastle last month and makes most appeal of the remainder with that run under his belt.
Mighty Whitey (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear and keen, headway 8f out, led over 7f out, headed briefly over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 20l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Maslak (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Chased leader, led over 2f out, soon headed, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind The Drunken Dr (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Locum 85-40fav (9-11) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3f out, 10th of 13, 33l behind The Drunken Dr (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Gosforth Park 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear and keen, tracked leaders on outer after about 3f, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Damascus Symphony (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Dazzling Begum 25-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, struggling when hampered entering final 2f, 9th of 12, 23l behind Lisahane Bog (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Aqua Lad 18-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 43l behind Royal Straight (8-9) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Faranadooney (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, driven along early straight, soon no extra, 7th of 14, 9l behind Acushladear (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Donna Elvira 10-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Illustration (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Revolutionary 11-4fav (8-0) Edged slightly left start, led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Woop Woop (7-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Aug.
Strong Knight 9-2 (8-13) Held up in touch, headway 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, edged left and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Vittachi (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Kalahaag (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Pushed along early in rear, ridden 4f out, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 8, 12l behind La Estrella (9-11) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs.
Erycina (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Always towards rear, ridden along approaching straight, never a factor, 11th of 14, 27l behind His Excellency (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jun.