Thatcherite landed a double over 5f earlier in the month but is upped another 5lb. Bunce won a claimer at Hamilton last time and will find this tougher but Rigolleto is not out of this back over 6f. The same comment applies to top weight TEETOTAL. The latter won over today's trip at Pontefract on his penultimate start and Nigel Tinkler's charge is preferred to the likes of Chasing Dreams, Tajneed and Lucky Lodge, who all look stuck on their present marks.
Teetotal (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Keen close up in rear, ridden 2f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Manatee Bay (8-3) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Chasing Dreams 5-1 (9-6) In touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon hard ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Burren View Lady (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Tajneed (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Barkston Ash (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Thatcherite (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Lady Poppy (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Meandmyshadow 33-1 (8-9) Led until 4f lout, chased winner until ridden over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind Iptisam (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Rigolleto (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Chased leader until 2f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind The Strig (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Kuanyao (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Compton Heights (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Destination Aim 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place halfway, last of 12, 42l behind Illustrious Prince (9-4) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Red Gift (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Rocksilla (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Bunce (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 6f clm stks 0-70 (6) gd in Sep beating Hanalei Bay (9-4) by 2l, 6 ran.
Flighty Clarets (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Mid-division on inside, driven and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 12l behind Teetotal (9-0) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Lucky Lodge 18-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Compton Heights (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mission Impossible 28-1 (9-1) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 12l behind Perfect Pasture (10-1) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.