A very ordinary handicap in which the market should provide a few clues. The fact that ULTRA LIGHT has travelled over the Irish Sea suggests a measure of confidence so she gets a nominal vote as she's probably better treated over hurdles than fences at present. Carlisle third Top Chief looks a danger and is more interesting than Langarve Lady, well beaten when filling the minor placing at Exeter. Verdasco may have a bit of scope but none of the others have shown much so far.
Ultra Light (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Mid-division, closed on leaders approaching 4 out, and soon pushed along, 3rd approaching 2 out, and challenged run-in, no impression close home, 5th of 10, 9l behind Waterloo Chateau (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd.
Verdasco (FR) 25-1 (10-8) In rear, effort before 3 out, never dangerous, 5th of 12, 36l behind Lyric Street (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 4yo mdn stks (5) sft.
Tropical Bachelor (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Not fluent, always in rear, struggling when mistake 3 out, 6th of 7, 20l behind Misamon (10-11) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Jul '10.
Sir Harry Hotspur 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 5 out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Catching On (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Top Chief 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Yourholidayisover (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Langarve Lady (IRE) 13-2 (10-2) Held up, headway after 9th, went 2nd 3 out, no impression when jumped left and not fluent 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 13, 18l behind Bob Keown (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Genuine Art 100-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, joined leader halfway, led before 7th, headed 3 out, weakened quickly, 7th of 12, well behind Clues And Arrows (10-10) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.