SONKO is comfortably the pick on official ratings and, though beaten a long way at Chester last time, it was only June when he finished runner-up in a Class 3 handicap off 85. He's won three from five on the all-weather and looks better than a plater so gets the call. Clubland's only success to date came on Fibresand at Southwell in August and he's run poorly in his two recent starts while Airborne Again hasn't come up to scratch since scoring at Salisbury last May and has been well beaten on both Polytrack starts. First Fast Now looks best of the remainder.
Clubland (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 11, 13l behind Mission Impossible (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Slowly away, always behind, 8th of 9, 9l behind Last Sovereign (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Sonko (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 27l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-9) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Airborne Again (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Scottish Lake (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
First Rebellion 25-1 (8-1) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Aubrietia (8-13) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
First Fast Now (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 11, 4l behind Perfect Honour (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Rainbow Riches (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) With leader, hung badly right to centre of course halfway, chased leaders and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Lana (8-13) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Sep.
Smiley Miley (IRE) 200-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, struggling after, 11th of 12, 42l behind Jack Smudge (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Sep.