SIMARTHUR was only beaten three lengths on his debut under Rules at Carlisle and Lucinda Russell's grey can go one better here. Bob's Lady Tara, Tough Trade, Be Wise and Dancing Lamb were all well behind and will struggle to turn the form around but there are possibilities about Tim Vaughan's points winner King Rolfe and he's much preferred to Sedgefield third New Academy with Cheeky Cherokee probably best of the rest.
Be Wise (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, well behind Devenish Island (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Central Flame 6-1 (12-0) Sis; a rr; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Moscow Menace (12-0) at Alnwick 2m 4f ptp gs in Feb, 13 ran.
King Rolfe (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 2nd 3out, ld next, kow under pressure, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec beating Timesremembered (11-7) by 5l, 13 ran.
New Academy 11-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 6f out, headway over 3f out, went 3rd inside final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Cole Harden (10-8) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Mar.
Northern Executive (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Led, ran green and reminders halfway, ridden and headed over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 9l behind Amisfield Lad (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Dec.
Pol O'murchu Fair Mix gelding out of La Folichonne.
Simarthur 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway before 3f out to chase leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Devenish Island (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Cheeky Cherokee 4-1 (10-4) Prominent, raced wide back straight, led briefly 5f out, lost place over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 9, 50l behind Legacy Gold (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Tough Trade 25-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 2f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 12, 31l behind Devenish Island (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Bob's Lady Tara 5-2fav (10-4) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden over2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 12, 27l behind Devenish Island (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Dancing Lamb 40-1 (9-12) In rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 11th of 12, well behind Devenish Island (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Makellys Blackpool 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, dropped into rear after 2f, ridden 7f out, headway 6f out, outpaced 3f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 17l behind Legacy Gold (11-5) at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (6) sft in Feb.