Dean Pratt gave FOLK TUNE a very confident ride to get back to winning ways at Uttoxeter earlier this month. John Quinn's eight-year-old is a law unto himself at times but is the clear pick on form here and should oblige again if consenting to put his best foot forward. Red Skipper won at Market Rasen in June but downed tools twice on the Flat either side of that success and isn't one to trust. Ladies Best is thoroughly exposed, while Jackstown has been showing little in novice events but still looks the pick of the remainder.
Folk Tune (IRE) 15-8fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd on bit approaching 2 out, led last, pushed out, readily, won at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) gf beating The Fox's Decree (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ladies Best 18-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, headed 3 out, no extra last, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Folk Tune (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) gf.
Red Skipper (IRE) 15-2 (10-7) Took keen hold in rear, headway 4th, mistake 3 out, soon went 2nd, led 2 out, steadied into last, ridden clear, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Hucking Hero (11-5) by 10l, 7 ran.
Jackstown (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden when mistake 5th, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 40l behind Book'em Danno (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Le Vert Galant (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division on outer, pushed along after 8th, in rear when mistake and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Tyrone House (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Lyrical Intent 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, jumped right 3rd, ridden after 5th, some headway approaching 3 out, no impression, 7th of 13, 20l behind Endeavor (9-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Quell The Storm (FR) 20-1 (10-6) Raced keenly, headway to lead 2nd, lost action and pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Baraathen (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gs in Aug, 4 ran.
Red Kingdom (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Rear of mid-division throughout, bad mistake 3rd, no impression from before 3 out, 11th of 16, 48l behind Impersonator (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul '10.
Shy Glance (USA) 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, soon ridden, no impression, 6th of 14, 15l behind Dica (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.