SOLWAY SAM can take the nightcap at the expense of Peveril and Cool Mission. It is always a difficult task for winners to give away a penalty in the bumper but this well bred sort is likely to be in the shop window for the bigger connections and having impressed at Ayr on his second start, we take him to give another positive account today. Peveril is one of a number of runners under the Trevor Hemmings banner. His first run was on a dreadful afternoon at Chepstow where the mud was hock deep. Cool Mission has to be respected from the Alan Swinbank team. He will have learnt plenty at Kelso on debut having initially been outpaced. He would need to reverse form with Ballymacduff in order to win this. Timmy Murphy replaces regular pilot Jan Faltejsek in the saddle. Shannina represents a yard that are having winners though Henry Daly isn't noted as a prolific trainer of winners in bumpers. Watch the market in relation to newcomers Danny Cool, Redland and Ridgeway Boy all hail from yards that can have them ready first time out in this sphere. This looks a strong bumper but as he hails from unfashionable connections, Solway Sam should represent some value granted the opposition.
Solway Sam 9-1 (10-11) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway to track leader after 4f, led over 3f out, edged left over 1f out, driven and kept on final furlong, won at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov beating Prince Of Gdansk (11-2) by 1l, 14 ran.
Ballymacduff (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Towards rear, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon one pace, 2nd of 14, 12l behind Premier Sagas (11-4) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Cool Mission (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, no impression, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Premier Sagas (11-4) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Danny Cool Dansili gelding out of Strictly Cool.
Good For Blue (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Pixie Blue.
No Brakes Lahib gelding out of Cap It If You Can.
Peveril 5-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 5f out, no impression until stayed on from 2f out, finished strongly, snatched 2nd final strides, 2nd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Bella Haze (10-7) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Quizwork (FR) 125-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 6f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 15, 15l behind Volador (11-3) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Ridgeway Boy (IRE) Shinko Forest gelding out of Khalsheva.
Avanos (FR) 9-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway 5f out, went 2nd 3f out, challenged and every chance 2f out, kept on until ridden and one pace final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Gunpoint (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Reland (FR) Shaanmer gelding out of Falkland Iii.
Shannina 13-2 (10-2) Held up in touch, took closer order 6f out, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra, 4th of 15, 13l behind Jubilee Queen (10-8) at Bangor 2m 1f cond & am NH flat (5) gs in Feb.
La Pirogue (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Miss Overdrive (10-11) at Southwell 2m N H flat (5) gd in Mar.
Payyousoon 100-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, weakened halfway, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Youngstown (11-4) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft in Feb '08.
Anglesey Vettori filly out of Robin Lane.
Stand Clear Sir Harry Lewis filly out of Clair Valley.