SIMPLE JIM makes appeal in a competitive heat off the bottom rung. He scored here a year ago and this is the first time he's raced over the same trip since. He met trouble in running when staying on late at Pontefract last Sunday, only beaten half a length, and Jimmy Quinn is a good booking. Golden Future and Beat The Shower give Peter Niven a fair hand, likewise Puy D'Arnac and Capable Guest for George Moore. Los Nadis gives weight away all round but comes here in good form and should go well, as should the consistent but luckless Hallstatt who seems sure to get on the scoreboard sooner or later.
Los Nadis (GER) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, chased leader over 3f out, led 2f out, soon edged right, joined inside final furlong, ran on, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Rosewin (9-5) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Boston Blue 10-1 (9-6) Towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 14, 35l behind Red Courtier (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bulwark (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Always in rear, struggling badly over 4f out, last of 8, 14l behind Clear Reef (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov '09.
Hallstatt (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, headway over 3f out, not much room 2f out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 18, 10l behind French Hollow (8-9) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Andorn (GER) 4-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 18l behind Harvey's Hope (9-8) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Riptide 3-1 (9-8) Always in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, last of 5, 12l behind Mojolika (8-3) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Puy d'Arnac (FR) 8-1 (8-12) Held up, never on terms, 6th of 10, 23l behind Rosewin (9-5) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Beat The Shower 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, never on terms, 4th of 9, 12l behind Colour Vision (8-7) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Capable Guest (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up in mid-division, outpaced 4f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, nk behind Tillietudlem (8-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Golden Future 10-1 (8-11) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Harvey's Hope (9-8) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Into The Light 40-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Bollin Judith (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Simple Jim (FR) 11-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, hard ridden approaching final furlong, ran on closing stages, never reached leaders, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Kian's Delight (8-3) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.