Mark Johnston has his horses in such good form that Green Lightning should be considered on the same mark as when scoring at Newmarket a year ago. Beat The Shower improved last season when stepped up to longer trips but Lady Chaparral improved when tackling today's distance at Newcastle and looks certain to make further progress. Penangdouble O One landed a poor maiden at Kempton in October and this is tougher while The Caped Crusader may just need the run on his first start beyond 1m2f. The Which Doctor ran poorly at Catterick on Wednesday so it's GEORGE ADAMSON who gets the vote as he was in tremendous form at this time last year and his trainer knows how to get one ready after a break.
Green Lightning (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, ridden over 2f out, soon hung left, never a factor, 9th of 10, 12l behind Granston (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
The Which Doctor 9-1 (9-1) Keen held up, ridden 3f out, no impression, 4th of 5, 16l behind Hel's Angel (9-8) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) gf.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place over 5f out, last of 10, 28l behind Markington (9-1) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
The Caped Crusader (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon hard ridden and no impression, 7th of 18, 9l behind Tres Coronas (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Lady Chaparral 11-2 (9-8) Led after 1f, hard driven over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Raajih (8-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
George Adamson (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 11l behind Tepmokea (9-12) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Penangdouble O One 7-2 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, led 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct beating Treacle Tart (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Dzesmin (POL) 12-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 13th of 15, 15l behind Sir Royal (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr '10.
Maneki Neko (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, weakened 3f out, 10th of 14, 16l behind Antigua Sunrise (9-0) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Beat The Shower 10-3fav (9-13) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Dubara Reef (9-1) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Daredevil Dan 3-1fav (9-1) Led after 2f, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Waahej (8-9) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr '10.