LIGHT THE CITY went close to following up his earlier win at this track when runner-up at Hexham last time. He looks to have every chance of going one better in this company and can confirm running with Formulation and Call Of Duty in the process. Veteran Prime Contender made the frame in a lower grade handicap at Towcester back in May but is 5lb higher on his return while Memory Cloth has a shout on his earlier third to Purple Bay, though he's turned in a couple of poor efforts since.
Memory Cloth 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, one pace and went 4th close home, 4th of 16, 16l behind My Guardian Angel (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Call of Duty (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Always behind, 8th of 9, well behind Circus Star (10-2) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Prime Contender 33-1 (11-12) With leader, led from 3 out, headed last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Ullswater (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Quick Brew 20-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, mistake 2 out, soon pushed along and never dangerous, 5th of 11, 14l behind Seeyouatmidnight (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Light The City (IRE) 15-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, chased winner before 2 out, held by winner towards finish, just held on for 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Circus Star (10-2) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Sam Lord 8-1 (10-12) Chased leader, led after 6th until after 3 out, no extra last, 7th of 11, 12l behind Ut Majeur Aulmes (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Hellesbelles (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear and keen, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 5, 36l behind Reves D'amour (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f cond nov hdl (4) gs.
Spanish Cruise (IRE) 40-1 (12-0) Ap; wknd bet last 2, 5th of 11, 23l behind Quantum Theory (12-3) at Meynell & South Staffordshire 3m ptp gd in Jun.
Formulation (IRE) 13-2 (10-8) In touch in 5th, headway before 2 out, went 3rd before last, soon ridden and weakened, 4th of 9, 20l behind Circus Star (10-2) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Needwood Park 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, hit 1st, pushed along before 5th, weakened before next, tailed off and pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Brother Scott (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 10 ran.
Painted Tail (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) In rear, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 11, 37l behind Counsel (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.