Sotovik has his first start since winning easily at Perth in May but Eurohunter has to go on the short-list after getting off the mark over a slightly shorter trip here earlier this month. Veteran Texas Holdem is capable of going close following a pipe-opener at Market Rasen while King Mak hinted at a revival at Catterick last time. Open De L'Isle is out of form, however, as is Moghaayer so we'll give another chance to BEIDH TINE ANSEO. He was held up too far off the pace here last time and never figured but he's dropped a couple of pounds since and this looks a little less competitive than recent races.
Eurohunter (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led 1st, made rest, drew clear from 2 out, ridden out flat, won at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Merchant Of Dubai (10-12) by 6l, 13 ran.
Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Held up behind, outpaced 3 out, headway under pressure between last 2, ridden and kept on flat, no impression, 5th of 10, 12l behind Lady Bluesky (11-0) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Texas Holdem (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Close up, slow 2nd and dropped to rear, ridden and headway 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Prince Of Denial (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Nov.
Sotovik (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Made all, clear after 4 out, easily, won at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in May beating Currahee (10-4) by 21l, 9 ran.
Moghaayer 28-1 (11-3) With leader, weakened before 10th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Soprano (9-9) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov, 11 ran.
Open de L'Isle (FR) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leading pair until jumped slowly 9th, behind from next, weakening when mistake 2 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Camden George (11-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.
King Mak 18-1 (11-10) With leader, led after 3rd, ridden and headed before last and mistake, no extra run-in, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Arisea (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Mid-division, badly hampered and dropped to rear 2nd, mistake 4th, plugged on flat, almost took remote 3rd, tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Tenor Nivernais (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy.
Bollin Ruth 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, blundered 2nd, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 8, well behind Bunglasha Lady (11-4) at Ayr 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.