GOLDAN JESS scored over hurdles when last at the track in May and had been in fine form on the all-weather before that. Given today's limited opposition, he may finally break his duck on this surface and gets the speculative vote. Geanie Mac has won a seller over today's distance and finished ahead of Vittachi and La Bacouetteuse when third over 1m5f at Ayr last time. The latter is capable of reversing the form on his day but it's anybody's guess when that will be given he's so unreliable. Raleigh Quay could prove best of the remainder.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 15-2 (9-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Grand Diamond (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gf.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, chased leading pair inside final furlong, lost 3rd place close home, 4th of 13, 5l behind Green To Gold (11-0) at Doncaster 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 3-1fav (8-8) Tracked leader until over 5f out, remained prominent in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, not reached leaders, 4th of 8, 1l behind Dubara Reef (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Vittachi 10-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 4l behind Grand Diamond (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gf.
Grand Art (IRE) 22-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, 8th of 12, 13l behind Jan Smuts (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Chased clear leader, took closer order over 4f out, led 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Grand Diamond (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gf.
Hartforth 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Solis (GER) 11-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 8th of 12, 17l behind Bavarian Nordic (10-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Tigerino (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, lost place over 7f out, 10th of 11, 39l behind Sula Two (10-13) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun '12.
Lady Gargoyle 40-1 (8-7) Always well behind, tailed off over 4f out, 13th of 14, 32l behind Bygones For Coins (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.