Mujaadel is up 5lb for his latest win at Doncaster and is not certain to confirm running on worse terms with third placed Defence Council. The Osteopath scored over C&D in soft ground last month but steps up a grade today while Ruth Carr has won the last two renewals and the returning Orpsie Boy is preferred to stablemate Klynch. Sam Nombulist has struggled in both starts this year but has claims on November's win at Doncaster though the vote goes to BLUES JAZZ. He showed enough at Redcar last time to suggest he can win off today's mark and add to last year's six victories especially as a high draw may suit his hold-up style of running.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out when hung right then left, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 15, 7l behind Al Khaleej (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug '10.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Raced far side, prominent, weakened 2f out, 26th of 29, 19l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) gd in Oct.
Mon Brav 10-1 (9-4) Pushed along towards rear, weakened frrom 3f out, 10th of 14, 17l behind Beckermet (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Point North (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) In rear, some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Tariq Too (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 15, 5l behind Clockmaker (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Blues Jazz 16-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 1 3/4l behind Abidhabidubai (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Sam Nombulist 12-1 (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 14, 6l behind Tariq Too (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.
Defence Council (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 21, 1 1/4l behind Mujaadel (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Amazing Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon switched right, held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway when not clear run inside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 17, 11l behind Memory Cloth (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.
Mujaadel (USA) 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Layla's Hero (9-7) by 3/4l, 21 ran.
The Osteopath (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Held up, not clear run when trying to close from over 2f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 17, 9l behind Memory Cloth (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.
Klynch 22-1 (9-4) Always in rear, ridden halfway, 8th of 9, 8l behind Powerful Presence (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Namwahjobo (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 16th of 20, 10l behind Yair Hill (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Silenceofthewind (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 17, 12l behind Memory Cloth (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.