Irish import Surprise Vendor and Dream Risk would have claims here on their best form but both have been off the track for a while. Willie Hall was second over a longer trip at Newcastle last month while Scrum V comes here off the back of a narrow win at Market Rasen. Only 5lb higher here, the bottom weight should go well though preference is for CIRCUS CLOWN. Jim Goldie's charge is penalised for his win at Ayr last Saturday but gives the impression the extra here will be in his favour and the soft ground is obviously no problem. Quacity has made the frame a couple of times, including at Ayr last time, but doesn't look particularly well handicapped at present.
Texas Holdem (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, not much room just before hitting 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 4th of 12, 4l behind Quite The Man (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 4th of 8, 13l behind Save My Blushes (10-13) at Roscommon 2m 4yo hdl gf in Aug.
Rain Stops Play (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear and keen, headway approaching 7th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 12th of 17, 47l behind San Deng (10-1) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jan.
Well Disguised (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, ridden approaching 2 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 40l behind The Jigsaw Man (11-6) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Dream Risk (FR) 14-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, chased leaders approaching 3 out, weakened after last, 5th of 11, 10l behind Royal Max (10-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.
Quacity (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on to chase winner after last, no impression, 2nd of 17, 9l behind Teenage Idol (11-9) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jan.
Willie Hall 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division and keen, headway from 4 out, in 3rd and looking held when left 2nd 2 out, soon beaten and one pace, hit last, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Soll (10-12) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Melange (USA) 5-1 (10-7) Led, headed before 7th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 15, 47l behind Wild Desert (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Super Baby (FR) 14-1 (11-5) In touch, weakened from 7th, 10th of 17, 44l behind San Deng (10-1) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jan.
Circus Clown (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Held up in touch on inner, chased leaders 4th, lead 4 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy beating Kings Guard (11-8) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
No Supper (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 13th of 17, dis behind Teenage Idol (11-9) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jan.
Scrum V 9-2 (11-9) Settled in touch in mid-division after 1st, headway 3 out, led last, ridden and edged right flat, headed close home, led last strides, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jan beating Sansili (10-8) by shd, 9 ran.