Cat Six has been off for over 1000 days, while Hopstrings is becoming hard to fathom, pulled up on two of his last five starts, including last time, but a strong contender on the best of those runs. Ereyna has been absent since scoring at Towcester on the opening day of May when easily landing a handicap hurdle. However, this will be her first experience of good to firm ground and it may be best to see how she handles very different conditions. Ultra Light's Irish form is fair enough but a 0-21 career record isn't and OUR MAIMIE is preferred. She got the better of Cool Baranca at Uttoxeter last time, the form subsequently franked by the runner-up's win at Cartmel over the weekend and can follow up with the Graeme McPherson yard in hot form at present.
Hopstrings 25-1 (10-6) Held up behind, pushed along 8th, tailed off 3 out before pulling up, in a race won by Shubaat (11-3) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl (2) gd, 10 ran.
Cat Six (USA) 11-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 26l behind King In Waiting (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Jul '11.
Ereyna 11-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, won at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May beating Pennant Dancer (10-8) by 6l, 17 ran.
Our Maimie (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, lost place from 6th, rallied 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Cool Baranca (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Ultra Light (FR) 11-2 (11-5) Held up, soon towards rear, 6th 2 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Mighty Whitey (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 5f beg chs gf in Jun.