LIVING THE LIFE is upped in grade and 8lb higher than when successful over course and distance at the start of the month but Jamie Osborne's filly is clearly in cracking form and could give Ted Durcan followers further reason to celebrate. Dawn Calling looked on the way back at Catterick last time and has been placed on the Polytrack while Breccbennach wasn't beaten far when fourth at Newmarket after winning at Leicester, though has been raised a further 4lb since. Funding Deficit isn't out of this at the foot of the weights but Caldercruix appears out of sorts at present.
Caldercruix (USA) 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 11th of 15, 16l behind First Post (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Breccbennach 8-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Equitania (8-13) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Living The Life (IRE) 10-11fav (9-2) Led over 5f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Malaysian Boleh (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dawn Calling (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and came centre over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Showboating (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Patrona Ciana (FR) 28-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in 5th, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Just Paul (8-5) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mr David (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Ruwaiyan (USA) 6-1 (9-10) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Save The Bees (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Funding Deficit (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Jumped awkward, towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-5) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.