Course winner. Creditable fifth of 9 in handicap (5/1) at this course (6.1f) 30 days ago. First run for yard after leaving David O'Meara. Merits consideration down in grade.
5/1, very good second of 9 in handicap at Redcar (8f, heavy) 23 days ago. Didn't appear to take to this surface on penultimate outing.
Course winner. Latest win here in October. Below form eighth of 14 in handicap (5/1) at this course (6.1f) 9 days ago. Others more persuasive.
C&D winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. 12/1, below form fourth of 9 in handicap at this C&D 17 days ago. Risky proposition at present.
C&D winner. 4 wins from 13 runs this year. 10/1, eighth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (7f, AW) 28 days ago. Struggling for form at present.
Course winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2019. Good second of 7 in handicap at this C&D (3/1) 11 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Has to be taken seriously.
C&D winner. 16/1, last of 9 in handicap at Musselburgh (8f, good) 60 days ago, slowly away. Well treated and should benefit from a return to this surface.
C&D winner. First run since leaving Lee Carter when second of 11 in handicap (9/1) at this C&D 17 days ago. Enters calculations.
Tenth of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (5f, 5/1) 20 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Makes fibresand debut. Cheekpieces back on. Must improve on recent efforts.
33/1, last of 13 in handicap at this course (12.1f) 17 days ago. Significantly down in trip. Unlikely to feature.
3-time C&D winner. 20/1, seventh of 11 in handicap at this C&D 87 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Not written off from a sliding mark.
Winner at Beverley in September. 40/1, last of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 37 days ago. Makes fibresand debut. Blinkers on 1st time. Plenty to prove.
Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 9 in minor event at Newcastle (6f, 16/1) 23 days ago, not knocked about. Remains open to improvement now handicapping/switched to fibresand.
Twenty one runs since last win in 2017. 11/1, below form sixth of 11 in handicap at this C&D 17 days ago. Plenty to prove.
Young John (11/4) Liamba (5/1) Holiday Magic (5/1) Roong Roong (8/1) Light Lily (17/2) De Bruyne Horse (9/1) Kraka (14/1) Oneofararekind (14/1) Peruvian Summer (16/1) Sin E Shekells (16/1) Fly True (16/1) William Alexander (18/1) Groupie (33/1) Vampish (50/1)
YOUNG JOHN briefly hung left when denied in a very tight finish over C&D 11 days ago and, provided he can chart a straighter course this time, he should take all the beating from a mark that appears very lenient based on what he's achieved in the past. Liamba drops in grade and warrants respect on her first outing for Mick Appleby, while Holiday Magic is also on the radar.