Makari has been a bit unfortunate having been touched off on his debut at Haydock then beaten by a promising type in Rendle Beach at Musselburgh. He should get involved here but may find BIG WATER too strong. Alan Swinbank's charge is a half-brother to a 6f winner but out of a winning hurdler and showed a good combination of pace and stamina to make a winning start at Catterick last month. Julia Too made a winning racecourse debut at Carlisle a year ago so a long absence since her disappointing effort there a month later shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm A Gangster is bred for jumping but his stable have plenty of success in this sphere while the four-year-old Grand Shift has plenty of winners in his pedigree and is one to note.
I'm A Gangster (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Pataya.
Julia Too 3-1fav (10-10) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway to chase leaders before 6f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 23l behind Rojo Vivo (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Makari 8-11fav (10-11) Held up mid-division, smooth headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, shaken up over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Rendl Beach (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Scarlet Fire (IRE) Helissio gelding out of Ross Dana.
Yourlookinathim (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Christmas River.
Big Water (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division and keen, headway before 3f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Catterick 2m cond & am NH flat (6) gs in Jan beating Smadynium (10-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
She Will Rock You (IRE) Milan mare out of Me Grannys Endoors.
Grand Shift (IRE) Night Shift gelding out of Lady Hawk.
Jimmie Brown (USA) Street Cry gelding out of Vid Kid.