Ma Toolan makes plenty of appeal here having bounced back from unseating her rider behind Faith Jicaro over C&D in August to finish third over a longer trip to Quinsman at Bangor. DECEPTIVE suffered the same fate in that race but left that running behind when chasing home Dubai Glory at Huntingdon. That may turn out to have been a decent effort and she can go one better today. Young Victoria is almost certainly better than she showed when tailed off at Exeter on her hurdles bow while Toot Sweet had decent form in bumpers last season and is another to consider. The market will be the best guide to the readiness of Jonjo O'Neill's newcomer Social Realism, though she was a winner on the Flat in her native France.
Faith Jicaro (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 23l behind Goldan Jess (9-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Astragal 14-1 (8-4) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind The Wonga Coup (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug (flat).
Brukirk Lass 12-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, lost place approaching 4th, stumbled 6th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Gilwen Glory (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov '09.
Chilworth Screamer 10-1 (10-11) Led until over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 23l behind Creepy (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft.
Deceptive 8-1 (10-5) In touch, took closer order 5th, not fluent 4 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, every chance after last, stayed on well, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Dubai Glory (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
June French (FR) 100-1 (9-12) Led, headed over 4f out, quickly weakened, 18th of 20, well behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr.
Ma Toolan (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Close up, led 4 out, headed after next, soon one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Quinsman (11-1) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Moonlight Maggie 16-1 (11-0) Raced wide, chased leaders, weakened over 5f out, 15th of 18, well behind Taradrewe (10-9) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) gd in Feb.
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) In rear and keen, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 40l behind Smiling Lady (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) sft.
Silver Threepence 100-1 (9-4) Got loose in paddock, prominent, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 48l behind Hallings Comet (9-2) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) hvy in Jun (flat).
Social Realism (IRE) (9-4) 9th of 18, 12l behind Speedy Crown (9-5) at Fontainebleau(FR) 1m 4f hcap sft in Nov (flat).
Toot Sweet (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) In touch, closed after 5f, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 8l behind Glorious Twelfth (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr.
Young Victoria 6-4fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 12th of 14, well behind Kaffie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.