A number of these are returning from a break with Pampanito having been absent since January last year and Quantique having her first run since 2009. Duchess Theatre was very disappointing at Southwell earlier this month but Solo Jugadores was third at Sedgefield and blinkers replace a visor here. RAVI RIVER has suddenly found a bit of form and, after a second on the Flat at Carlisle, won at the 15th time of asking over timber at Cartmel last month. He's 11lb higher here but Kieron Edgar takes off 7lb and a follow-up looks a distinct possibility.
Spoil Me (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) In rear, not fluent 3rd, mistake 7th, not fluent 9th, no chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Green Wizard (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May, 13 ran.
Ma Toolan (IRE) 15-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, took keen hold, effort after 3 out, weakening when hampered next, 6th of 10, 28l behind Brunton Blue (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gd in Apr.
Pampanito 5-1 (11-5) Prominent on inside, not fluent 2nd, ridden to chase winner after 2 out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Castle Conflict (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan '12.
Duchess Theatre (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 6th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 9, 32l behind Sugar Hiccup (12-1) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Solo Jugadores 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, mistake 2nd, ridden 2 out, 3rd and one pace last, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Chankillo 33-1 (10-13) Held up in last, behind after 3rd, closed 4th, blundered and weakened 5th, last of 6, well behind Beachfire (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Quantique (FR) 6-1 (10-7) Chased leader, led approaching 2 out where stongly pressed and jumped left, headed between last 2, 5th and weakening when blundered last, 10th of 14, 33l behind Akram (11-6) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Nov '09.
Ravi River (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Led to 1st, soon led again, with leader, not fluent 3 out or when leading before 2 out, headed last, led again off home turn, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug beating Clarion Call (11-10) by 2 3/4l, 15 ran.
Goat Castle (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) In touch on inside, ridden before 3 out, soon no impression, weakened next, tailed off, 8th of 9, 42l behind Oliver's Gold (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.