Gud Day travels well in his races but doesn't always find a great deal when push comes to shove, as was the case at Worcester last time. Muwalla delivered at Sedgefield earlier this month, however, and a 6lb rise seems fair. He's preferred to Toledo Gold, who has been a tad disappointing since winning over track and trip in June, and Breeze With Ease but AGRICULTURAL is well worth a second look. He improved on his chasing debut when behind Toledo Gold at Hexham to finish second over 2m5f here last time and further progress suggests he'll go well getting plenty of weight from three of his four rivals.
Toledo Gold (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, led, clear before 2nd until 4th, not fluent and headed 5th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Dartford Warbler (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Gud Day (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Held up in 4th, headway 9th, challenged 3 out, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Moorlands Jack (10-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Muwalla 15-8fav (10-9) Tracked leader, challenged 4 out, led 2 out, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf beating Sagredo (11-12) by 6l, 5 ran.
Breeze With Ease (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 35l behind Ravi River (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Agricultural 20-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, went 3rd before 10th, one pace from 4 out, went 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Kian's Delight (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f nov chs (4) gf in Jul.