Mrs Eff completed a treble in the spring, going up 23lb in the process. She couldn't quite manage a four-timer from her new mark at Cartmel in May and has been handed another 2lb rise. GULF PUNCH hadn't won for two years before an impressive victory at Cartmel and an 8lb rise may not be enough to prevent a quick double. I'Ll Be Frank isn't the most consistent of performers but showed he can be a force to reckon with at Hexham in October and has to be respected. Stuart Crawford has booked A P McCoy for Merrydown Vintage though his mount will need to show major improvement to get involved but Pudsey House is just 3lb higher than when scoring at Kelso in April.
Mrs Eff 2-1fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway 7th, ridden after next, stayed on from last, unable to make an impression on front pair final 150 yards, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Unex Picasso (11-4) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Gulf Punch 9-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 8th, travelling well in 3rd before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, led before last, kept on strongly flat, driven right out, won at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft beating Tiny Dancer (11-4) by 6l, 9 ran.
Harris (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, blundered 3rd, soon lost place, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Moufatango (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
I'll Be Frank 12-1 (11-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd before 3rd, blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Gulf Punch (11-9) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft, 9 ran.
Wheyaye 14-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 4th before last, kept on to take 3rd place run-in, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Pudsey House (10-2) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Danceintothelight 8-1 (10-6) Always behind, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Granaruid (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Pudsey House 8-1 (11-6) Led after 1st, headed next, tracked winner, ridden 2 out, no impression when went right last, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Stitched In Time (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Ww, prog to ok 5th & fell 4out, in a race won by Subtle Ben (11-6) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd in Nov, 15 ran.
Carmela Maria 25-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 7th, tailed off before 4 out, 6th of 9, well behind Rattlin (10-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 4th of 9, 23l behind Light The City (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.