Captain Americo is a thorough stayer and ideally needs further than this while Markadam appears in the handicapper's grip at present, as does Carrigdhoun. Posh Bird hasn't been at her best for a while and The Magic Bishop has also disappointed recently and looks held by Rebel Swing on the form book. Quinder Spring was only beaten a short-head at Newcastle last time, but was well behind Knight Woodsman at Musselburgh in February. GENERAL HARDI has probably needed his two runs this year and, with the ground in his favour, looks poised to take advantage of a lenient mark in this.
Captain Americo (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 10th, not fluent and headed 13th, led again next, headed 2 out, switched right before last, stayed on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind You Know Yourself (11-4) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Markadam 20-1 (10-4) Led 1st until 2nd, prominent, every chance 3 out, 3rd and no impression on front pair last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Amigo (11-12) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Posh Bird (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) In rear, soon ridden along and behind, stayed on from 2 out, nearest finish, no chance with leaders, 5th of 12, 22l behind Monsieur Cadou (11-2) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Carrigdhoun (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Disputed lead until 5 out, soon outpaced, 4th of 9, 23l behind Fiddlers Reel (10-5) at Perth 3m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
General Hardi 8-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden and mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 22l behind Lackamon (11-12) at Sedgefield 3m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.
The Magic Bishop 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 10th, went 3rd 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 8, 19l behind Tahiti Pearl (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Bobble Hat Bob (FR) 10-1 (11-5) In touch, tracked leaders 8th, outpaced before 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind William Money (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Solway Bay 25-1 (11-9) In rear, lost touch 7th, behind when pulled up 10th, in a race won by Little Chip (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Quinder Spring (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, headway and effort 4 out, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, led last, kept on flat, headed post, 2nd of 9, hd behind My Friend George (10-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Rebel Swing 9-2 (10-4) Reminders before 1st, led from 1st, blundered 4 out, soon headed, lost 2nd place last, kept on, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Acrai Rua (10-11) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Knight Woodsman 22-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, not fluent 5th, ridden after 5 out, lost 2nd when mistake 4 out, gradually weakened, 7th of 14, 26l behind Lukey Luke (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.