Andreo Bambaleo won over 3m at Market Rasen before his latest fourth over this trip at Perth. He could easily bounce back here and Wake Your Dreams only found Kayaan too good at Market Rasen after winning at Ludlow. But he's closely matched with HI GEORGE on today's terms and, with Malcolm Jefferson's gelding back in this grade for the first time since winning at Sedgefield in the autumn, he gets the vote. Weybridge Light and Stanley Bridge have still more to do after recent seconds and Sergeant Pink is better over fences nowadays, as he proved when scoring at Cartmel.
What A Steel (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway after 8th, weakened and eased after 2 out, 6th of 10, 25l behind Lava Lamp (9-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in May.
Hi George 4-1 (11-5) Not fluent 1st, tracked leader until before 4th, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before next, 4th of 9, 9l behind Kayaan (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Wake Your Dreams (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Led, not fluent 6th or 7th, ridden before 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Kayaan (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Andreo Bambaleo 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced 6th, rallied on outside last, kept on flat, went 4th close home, never nearer, 4th of 14, 12l behind Busted Tycoon (10-8) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Weybridge Light 10-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, led approaching 6th, mistake and headed 4 out, not fluent 2 out, soon outpaced, stayed on to take 2nd approaching last, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Granaruid (10-13) at Hexham 2m 4f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gd.
Stanley Bridge 3-1 (11-8) Held up in touch in rear, headway after 4th to go 3rd, soon ridden, effort home bend, driven and gaing on winner towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Pret A Thou (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in May.
Cruachan (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division on inside, ridden and outpaced 3 out, plugging on and no chance when hit last, 6th of 14, 17l behind Busted Tycoon (10-8) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Stand Clear 13-2 (11-3) In rear, went poor 4th before last, no impression, 5th of 7, 23l behind Rattlin (11-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) In rear, behind 3rd, mistake 7th, headway before 3 out, not fluent last, soon went 2nd, led before home bend, stayed on, won at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in May beating Cloverhill Lad (10-12) by 2l, 6 ran.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 9-2 (10-11) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 13, 16l behind Man Of Leisure (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
I'll Be Frank 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 11, 13l behind Candleford (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.