Ben Akram, Damascus Steel and SWATOW TYPHOON have all won between the flags but the fact that Jason Maguire has hung around to take the ride on the latter looks a tip in itself and the six-year-old can cap a good day for the McCain team. Frankie's Promise is possibly the pick of those with previous bumper experience but that's not saying much and Chris Grant's newcomer Swingbridge is probably a better long-term prospect being a son of Milan.
Badgers Den 150-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, soon in rear, tailed off over 3f out, 5th of 7, 46l behind Johnny Og (10-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Ben Akram (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Cl up, prog 5out, chall 4out, ld 3out, 1/2l adv when mstk last & hdd, so cl home to jn ldr on line, won at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct deadheating with Saltmills Blackie (11-7), 11 ran.
Damascus Steel (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) won at Great Trethew 2m 4f ptp gs in Feb beating Otis Tarda (12-0) by 5l, 11 ran.
Frankie's Promise (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 26l behind Spitz (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Latin Rebel (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 33l behind Dante's Frolic (9-7) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Ronald Gee (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden halfway, soon pushed, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 44l behind River Maigue (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gd in Apr.
Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 6th 6out & rddn in 4th 4out, closed aftr 2out & 3rd at last, so best to ld 50 yards out, won at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec beating Rocknrollrambo (12-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Swingbridge (IRE) Milan gelding out of Creative Approach.
Hellesbelles (IRE) Helissio mare out of Madame Luso.
Spinning Away Alflora mare out of Minora.
Whats Goin On (IRE) Trade Fair gelding out of Beckerson.