The Scuttler was ridden by a 7lb claimer when scoring at Lingfield last time. Coupled with a 3lb rise in the weights, he'll need to improve on that to follow up. A 5lb rise proved beyond Skytrain at Wolverhampton on his latest start while Red Gift opened his account in a maiden on the Fibresand at Southwell and will find this tougher. Lexington Place is worth noting on his reappearance, but a speculative vote goes the way of YORKSHIREMAN. The latter beat a subsequent winner in heavy ground over 6f at Pontefract in October and today's extra furlong should suit on that evidence.
Yorkshireman (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch centre, weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 22l behind Muharrib (9-7) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Nov.
The Scuttler (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Clement (9-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Skytrain 15-8fav (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, edged left and led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Newstead Abbey (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Blue Clumber 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 5th of 7, 14l behind March (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (5) gf in Aug.
Red Gift (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt pushed along to soon track leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon led, ridden out, won at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs beating Moe's Place (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lexington Place 9-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, gaining on winner near finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Constant Dream (8-12) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Danehill Flyer (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Went right start, tracked leaders, took keen hold, not clear run 3f out, switched left 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-13) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 14-1 (7-13) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden 2f out, plugged on to take 4th over 1f out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 5, 14l behind Steer By The Stars (9-4) at Catterick 7f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Someone's Darling 25-1 (8-10) Behind, effort over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 8l behind Layla's Oasis (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Bix (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Outpaced after 1f, soon ridden along, never on terms, last of 4, 24l behind Hiddon Coin (9-7) at Southwell 7f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs in Feb.