GOLDAN JESS arrives in tremendous form having scored over hurdles at Market Rasen in May and gained a very easy victory on the Flat at Ayr two weeks ago. He's shot up the weights but is going so well that he may be able to defy the extra burden. Auberge scored twice at Hexham in June on good ground and may have found the easier conditions against her when just beaten on a hat-trick mission there the same month. She should go well from this mark while Up For An Oscar looked progressive when landing a Southwell maiden at around this trip and would probably have finished runner-up back there but for falling at the last. What A Steel hasn't been in the best of form but is just 2lb higher than when last successful on this track so don't be surprised if a better effort comes now.
Scotswell 12-1 (11-4) Prominent, lost place before 10th, not fluent 3 out and well beaten, plugged on flat, 6th of 12, 14l behind Church Field (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.
Trucking Along (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, some headway after 8th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Party Rock (10-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Jeu De Roseau (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up behind, pushed along before 8th, chased leaders before 3 out, every chance run-in, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Monetary Fund (11-8) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Up For An Oscar (IRE) 3-1fav (11-1) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 8th, went 2nd after 3 out, ridden and pressed winner before next, 2 lengths down and held when fell last, in a race won by Blackwell Synergy (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Made all, mistake 6th, clear 2 out, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May beating Adios Alonso (10-7) by 9l, 9 ran.
Captain Brown 7-2 (11-5) Held up, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 5, 29l behind Mighty Whitey (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (5) gf in Jul.
What A Steel (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, outpaced by leaders before next, 4th of 7, 12l behind Taruma (11-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.
Teak (IRE) 13-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 2 out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Tom Wade (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Auberge (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Led, clear before 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace, well held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Big Sound (10-13) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jun.