EXCELLENT JEM has been raised only 2lb for his recent win over track and trip and can confirm running with Going French. He's also preferred to Little Choosey who won her maiden at this track on her latest start. Fat Gary looks a danger dropping down in class after a better effort at Goodwood while Ray Of Joy is back on a winning mark if producing his best. Climaxfortackle could also figure on a going day but Dark Lane was still well beaten when runner-up at Bath last time.
Fat Gary 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Joey's Destiny (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Ray of Joy 20-1 (9-4) Soon outpaced in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to take 4th well inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 11, 5l behind King Bertie (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Excellent Jem 8-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, off the pace in 6th, headway under pressure on wide outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Where's Reiley (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Bogsnog (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Baron Run (8-9) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, soon detatched, tailed off, last of 8, 30l behind Burren View Lady (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Hannahs Turn 8-1 (8-12) Led narrowly, ridden inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost place well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind King Bertie (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Sewn Up 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, some headway under pressure over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 9l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Dark Lane 10-1 (8-7) Badly outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, went 2nd final 75 yards, never near winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Crimson Queen (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Going French (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leader until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Excellent Jem (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Little Choosey 11-10fav (9-0) Soon led, headed after 1f, went 2nd over 1f out, soon led, ridden inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep beating Sunny Hollow (8-9) by 3l, 7 ran.