Course and distance winner ALL IN THE RED gets the verdict here with White Deer and Having A Ball offered up as alternatives. The selection was a winner at Nottingham last time and has won three of his last six outings. Two of those came on the all weather, the first of which was over course and distance back in February. The gelding has done well here in the past and a repeat of his last race should see him power to victory here. David Nicholls' yard has been in great form of late and White Deer, who finished second at Thirsk last time, can at least make the frame here. The five-year-old was a little disappointing when last here but a slight step up in trip here should be of benefit. Having a ball is largely consistent on sand and should continue to give a good account. He was a winner over 1m at Kempton last time and though he doesn¿t look like getting the better of our selection he can be thereabouts at the post. Paraguay looks best of the remainder. He makes a return after a seven month break but has run with credit here in the past. Street Devil was a course and distance winner last time out. He has proved to be a rather inconsistent sort though and looks unlikely to get the better of the selection All In The Red.
Ours (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) In rear and outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 6l behind Unbreak My Heart (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Street Devil (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Pelham Crescent (8-8) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Paraguay (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Majuro (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp (4) fbs in Sep.
White Deer (USA) 10-3 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Turn Me On (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
All In The Red (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, raced wide, soon in touch, lost place and outpaced halfway, headway approaching 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out (new track record), won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Indy Driver (9-3) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
My Paris 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders and keen, saddle soon slipped after start, weakened over 4f out, last of 17, well behind King Fingal (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcap (5) gs in Oct.
Barataria 11-4fav (8-6) Dwelt and towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Highly Regal (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Hilbre Court (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 7l behind Highly Regal (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Flying Squad (UAE) 66-1 (8-5) Never travelling, always in rear, 10th of 11, 12l behind Forgotten Voice (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
West End Lad 16-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Highly Regal (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Having A Ball 11-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway and switched left just inside final furlong, ran on to lead final 100 yards, soon clear, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Lend A Grand (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.