Those at the head of the weights appear exposed and COUNTRYWIDE FLAME makes appeal from the lower reaches. John Quinn's charge made all here when last seen on the level to repel the challenge of the odds-on Fire Fighter before making a successful debut over timber at Market Rasen. The dual C&D winner is clearly in good heart. Sharp Sovereign just failed to land a competitive Pontefract handicap last Sunday and has gone well here in the past and looks sure to be on the premises. Pandoro De Lago is 8lb better off with Petomic compared to recent running and there should be little between them with the Fahey charge also open to improvement. Key Breeze's Beverley success brings the Ryan inmate into the equation too.
Lucky Windmill 6-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and lost 4th towards finish, 5th of 8, 5l behind Dazeen (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
The Galloping Shoe 22-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway on outside 5f out, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Mariners Lodge (9-3) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
High Resolution 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Mariners Lodge (9-3) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Petomic (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Mangham (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Sharp Sovereign (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Led, hard driven over 2f out, strongly challenged entering final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 16, hd behind Kian's Delight (8-3) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Key Breeze 18-1 (10-0) Slowly away soon switched right, in rear, good headway 2f out, effort and squeezed through between horses entering final fuirlong, soon led, ran on, won at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Rowan Lodge (10-6) by 2l, 16 ran.
Pandoro De Lago (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Dwelt, led 7f out, ridden over 3f out, headed approching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Petomic (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Countrywide Flame 9-2 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 2f out, kept on gamely inside final furlong, held on well, won at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun beating Fire Fighter (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Hawdyerwheesht 6-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 25l behind Rastaban (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.