You wouldn't want to set your watch by any of these but GILDED YOUTH could strike from Festive Chimes and Letham Island. The selection disappointed at Hereford last time in what was a stronger race than this one but he had shown a fair level of form at Southwell prior to that. It may be best ignoring his latest effort and taking Gilded Youth to bounce back although this step up in trip does raise some questions. Festive Chimes hasn't been at her best for some time but she's handicapped accordingly and has posted a couple of fair efforts at Fakenham this season. She's proved that she can be competitive and could get involved. Letham Island has finished in the money on five of her twelve starts but comes here on the back of a modest display. She's better than that on a going day and connections have opted for a change of headgear. Sarrococca was well backed last time so may be worth a quick check but stronger claims are held by Gilded Youth.
Aspolan (GER) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, weakened approaching 4 out, 11th of 18, well behind Farmers Cross (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Unoitmakessense (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, hit 7th, ridden and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Heir To Be (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f clm hdl (5) gd.
Sarrococca (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up, awkward 2nd, reminders 4th, detached when pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Miss Phoebe (10-1) at Hereford 2m 4f clm hdl (4) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Letham Island (IRE) 10-3 (11-10) Led, pushed along from 7th, ridden, headed before 3 out where left moderate 3rd, last of 3, 44l behind Senor Shane (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Gilded Youth 8-1 (11-1) Towards rear, short lived effort after 3 out, 10th of 14, 23l behind Segal (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Carlton Scroop (FR) 17-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, driven along after 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Ballybeg Glen (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Oct '07, 15 ran.
Speedy Directa (GER) 6-1 (11-5) Held up, headway approaching 2 out, weakened after last, 4th of 11, 19l behind Bennynthejets (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
Quarterback (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Raced freely, jumped right 1st, soon in touch, mistake 7th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 14, 28l behind Sir Ian (11-7) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.
Wujood 18-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, hit 5th, quickly weakened 5 out, 14th of 16, well behind For A Dancer (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Thethirdoftheforth (IRE) 17-2 (10-6) Held up in rear, pushed along when mistake 6th, not keen next, soon lost touch, tailed off, 6th of 14, 50l behind Badly Bruised (10-13) at Towcester 2m 5f clm hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Festive Chimes (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Close up, chased leader over 2 out until over 1 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Santera (11-3) at Fakenham 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gf.
Nayodabayo (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, weakened approaching 7th, mistake 8th, 10th of 14, 38l behind Sir Ian (11-7) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.
Champagne Cocktail (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Pushed along 7th, always in rear, 12th of 14, well behind Sir Ian (11-7) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.
Rapid Return (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always in rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Gunnadoit (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar, 17 ran.