Quest Magic had Tiny Dancer behind when third to Flaming Arrow over course and distance last month while Alison Hamilton will be hoping Damascus Steel can build on his second to The Cockney Mackem at Perth. But the vote goes hurdling debutant ISLAND CONFUSION, who has already won a point-to-point and a bumper and should be suited by this stiff course. Bardeli may be capable of better but has disappointed so far.
Bardeli (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd, mistake next, ridden before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 6th of 11, 42l behind The Cockney Mackem (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Damascus Steel (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4th, went 2nd when mistake 3 out, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 11l behind The Cockney Mackem (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Honourable Gent 50-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway before 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 15, 29l behind Zermatt (10-12) at Hexham 2m nhf (6) gd in Apr.
Island Confusion (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 11l behind Regal Diamond (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gs in Apr.
Quest Magic (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, soon tracking leader, mistake 3rd, ridden and lost 2nd before last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Flaming Arrow (10-9) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Tiny Dancer (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent and bumped 1st, some headway after 2 out, never on terms, well beaten before last, 6th of 10, 35l behind Flaming Arrow (10-9) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Mrs Grass 100-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, soon dropped into mid-division, some headway before last, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 22l behind Swaledale Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Silver Sophfire 33-1 (10-11) Held up behind leaders, ridden 4f out, outpaced 3f out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind Destroyer Deployed (11-4) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb '11.
Sunset Song 100-1 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened from 5th, 7th of 12, well behind Aazif (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd.