Harvey's Hope won at Southwell in the summer but has been well beaten on the Flat and over hurdles since. Lexington Bay has an obvious chance as he's won five times on the level up to 1m6f, most recently at York last month. Richard Fahey's newcomer is preferred to Roman Flight, who returns from a break, and bumper winner Forward Flight but GOD'S OWN could be a dangerous rival. Tom George's four-year-old, already placed between the flags and in a bumper, can finally get his head in front today. Inside Knowledge wasn't beaten far on the Fibresand earlier this month but his strike rate on the level is a bit off-putting.
Harvey's Hope 11-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 24l behind Imperial Leader (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Roman Flight (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) In touch, weakened before 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Premier Dane (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Emeebee 28-1 (8-10) Fly leapt and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Mountain Range (8-9) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul '11, 13 ran (flat).
Forward Flight (IRE) 10-3 (10-13) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 4th, ridden 3 out, jumped right when beaten 2 out, went 3rd close home, no impression, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Hawkhill (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
God's Own (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway 5f out, challenged going well 2f out, ridden and carried left inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Foggy's Wall (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Neighbourhood (9-0) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs (flat).
Lexington Bay (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in touch on outside, headway under pressure over 3f out, soon chased leading pair and ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, all out, won at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct beating All Annalena (10-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran (flat).
Newport Arch 11-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, weakened after 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Saints And Sinners (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun, 9 ran.
Solway Dandy 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along 5th, tailed off 3 out, 11th of 16, well behind Eduard (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
St Ignatius 14-1 (10-12) Close up, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, well behind Valdez (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Ueueteotl (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Led until 3 out, no extra last, 7th of 14, 13l behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Favorite Girl (GER) 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt mid-division, ridden and headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 25l behind Standpoint (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug (flat).