Goldan Jess makes a swift reappearance after winning over a slightly shorter trip at Market Rasen on Saturday in a race in which Galley Slave finished well beaten. Though carrying a penalty, he was out of the handicap at the Lincolnshire track so is effectively only 3lb higher. Young Mags is usually thereabouts and Scriptwriter bounced back to form over C&D last month and can't be ignored. A market move for French Seventyfive would be significant but Muwalla didn't appear to stay when tried over this trip at Musselburgh last year and finished behind Samtheman at Market Rasen in August. Both of SPIRIT IS NEEDED's wins last year came in this grade and he hinted at a revival at Perth last time. Dropped a further 3lb since, he gets a tentative vote here.
Young Mags (IRE) 17-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 7th, went 2nd before 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon ridden in 3rd, one pace and no impression before last, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Another Kate (10-10) at Hereford 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Samtheman 17-2 (11-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Fleet Dawn (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Sun Cloud (IRE) 17-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, effort 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Call Back (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Led, driven and headed on long run between last 2, weakened last, 4th of 7, 15l behind Spirit Of A Nation (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Aug.
Muwalla 3-1 (11-2) Held up, went handy 3rd, challenged 3 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 12, 18l behind Fleet Dawn (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Stand Clear 9-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, stumbled and unseated rider soon after 6th, in a race won by Coffee (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep, 14 ran.
Scriptwriter (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep beating Misstree Pitcher (10-10) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 13-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 3 out, clear before 2 out, ridden out, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep beating Pasture Bay (11-2) by 10l, 12 ran.
Hartforth 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, chased winner from 5th until 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Kealigolane (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 2f nov hcp hdl (2) gf in Apr, 8 ran.
Vivarini 40-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 5th, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Desolait (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun, 13 ran.
French Seventyfive 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, ridden and weakened approaching 7th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Likearollingstone (11-4) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Turbolinas (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led approaching 6th, headed 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 11, 24l behind Marju King (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Venture To War (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Led, headed 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 6th of 16, 21l behind Gud Day (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Galley Slave (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Chased leader, pushed along 7th, weakened 3 out, 9th of 12, 24l behind Goldan Jess (9-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.