Soap Wars is probably a shade high in the weights at present while Dickie Le Davoir, who was in sparkling form at the start of the season, returns from a break. Levitate would have a chance on his best form, while Deerslayer and Little Jimmy Odsox have already had a profitable season and there is no reason why the pair won't be in the firing-line again. Rocket Rob is another to consider off his current mark and makes more appeal than last month's Wolverhampton winner Shifting Star. But we'll take a chance on SEEK THE FAIR LAND, who has been running a lot better than recent form figures suggest. He hasn't won since February last year but has tumbled down the handicap as a result and is weighted to reverse Newmarket running in June with Ivory Silk.
Soap Wars 9-2 (9-7) Towards rear, driven over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 7l behind Another Wise Kid (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Behind stands side, outpaced when switched left 3f out, never on terms, 11th of 13, 9l behind Advanced (8-8) at Ripon 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Dickie Le Davoir 14-1 (9-9) Always in rear, 8th of 10, 16l behind Pepper Lane (9-9) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Ivory Silk 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 8l behind Camache Queen (8-9) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Levitate 25-1 (9-4) Dwelt, behind far side, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 7th of 25, 6l behind Coolminx (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 10l behind Courageous (9-2) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Deerslayer (USA) 3-1fav (8-7) Dwelt, close up and keen, ridden to challenge 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep beating Master Of Disguise (7-13) by hd, 11 ran.
Waabel 10-1 (9-1) Raced wide in touch, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind Curtains (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Major Conquest (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, one pace final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Valencha (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Shifting Star (IRE) 10-3fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, switched right well over 1 out, led inside final furlong, edged left, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Roman Strait (8-8) by nk, 10 ran.
Little Jimmy Odsox (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Scarlet Rocks (8-13) by nk, 10 ran.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on under pressure closing stages, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Camache Queen (8-9) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Seek The Fair Land 11-1 (9-5) Led early, tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, 10th of 13, 7l behind Sacrosanctus (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Drift And Dream 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Another Wise Kid (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.