Boy In The Bar poses an interesting proposition in the 18:50 given his trainer Ian Williams sends him, and him alone, on the 216 mile trip up north to Newcastle in order to be competitive in the contest.
Ian Williams has a respectable 15% strike rate with horses travelling at least this distance and has decent claims at bettering that statistic in the evening affair.
Boy In The Bar is a previous C&D winner here and is known to run big races at the track with form figures of 122, most recently a C&D 2nd in July.
He subsequently stepped up from that runner up finish to land a fast ground 8f contest at Yarmouth next time out, beating re-opposing rival Lucayan who he receives a further 1lb swing with today.
He was a well beaten 3rd in a class 5, albeit still running to form, on his penultimate run and the son of Dutch Arts most recent run can be somewhat overlooked given he didn't get the best of runs at Wolverhampton.
The return to a well suited track, the further weight swing with his market rival, the employment of the in-form Ben Curtis on board and the willingness to take him on this long distance trip, all look like real signs of a big run here.