Prince James won in this grade on the Turf at Redcar last time but the multiple course winner is 10lb higher back on the Polytrack. Zip Lock scored over 7f at Yarmouth last month but has been well beaten since and the lightly-raced Hello Stranger makes more appeal. RED CAPE has been competing and running well in claimers of late against higher rated horses than this bunch. He gets the vote to get his head back in front today.
Zip Lock (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 18, 10l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Red Cape (FR) 18-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Noverre To Go (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Hello Stranger (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Baby Strange (8-13) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) In rear, soon ridden along, never on terms, 9th of 12, 16l behind Fayr Fall (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 13l behind Diman Waters (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Golconde (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Raced keenly, chased leader until ridden 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 13l behind Finesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Mother Jones 16-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 13, 5l behind Ring For Baileys (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Blown It (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never nearer, 11th of 13, 14l behind Jinky (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Prince James 9-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy beating Captain Royale (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Saucy Brown (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) In touch, short of room 2f out, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 3l behind Aldermoor (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lady Mango (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced wide held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Scottish Lake (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Greenhead High 13-2 (8-9) Behind, ridden and headway on outsde over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Ring For Baileys (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Waabel 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, no extra and held close home, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.