David Pipe won last year's renewal with Premier Dane and the progressive MASSANNIE can follow suit. Upped 8lb as she goes in search of a four-timer, the handicapper hasn't got near her yet and she should cope with today's step up in class. Va'Vite is proven at this level having won a similar event over 2m3f here earlier in the month but First In The Queue pushed the latter all the way to the line and they're hard to separate in this. Taigan is another on the upgrade but has been raised a further 9lb on the back of a hat-trick at Southwell while neither Man Of Leisure nor Leath Acra Mor could cope with a rise in the weights last time. Swampfire has a bit to find with Va'Vite but will have come on for the outing.
First In The Queue (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Led, headed after 3rd, chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, challenging when left in lead 2 out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Va'vite (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gf.
Massannie (IRE) 4-11fav (11-10) Made all, mistake 5th, clear after 3 out, hard held (no time taken), won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf beating Emerald Rose (10-12) by 18l, 6 ran.
Va'vite (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, stayed on under pressure flat, led towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gf beating First In The Queue (11-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Man Of Leisure 4-1 (11-10) Prominent, upsides when not fluent 4 out, led next, hard pressed 2 out, ridden and headed when not fluent last, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Sea Lord (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Swampfire (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Prominent, led after 3rd, headed before next, ridden when not fluent 2 out, soon left 3rd, stayed on, not able to get on terms with leading pair, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Va'vite (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gf.
Taigan (FR) 9-4fav (11-7) Held up in rear, headway 8th, chased leading pair soon after 3 out, led before next, clear before last, comfortably, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun beating Murcar (11-2) by 6l, 8 ran.
Leath Acra Mor (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, 11th of 15, well behind On The Bridge (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.