Midnight Tuesday set of like a scalded cat and made all at Newbury, though he was greatly aided when three challengers came down at the second-last flight. Geneva Geyser completed a hat-trick last summer and there was obviously something amiss when he finished tailed off on his final start. Christopher Wren struggled off an 8lb higher mark after scoring at Leicester but Swift Lord is much better than he showed at Sandown last month, his first start for a year. Mister Dillon was well beaten at Taunton after completing a hat-trick in minor company so, in an open contest, a chance is taken with MINNEAPOLIS, an impressive winner at Towcester a year ago and not seen since a reasonable run in a similar handicap to this at Newbury the following month.
E Major 40-1 (10-6) Mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, never able to challenge, 12th of 20, 47l behind Dynaste (10-13) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Nov.
Geneva Geyser (GER) 5-2fav (11-10) Held up in rear, headway when not fluent 6th, chased leaders 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind E Major (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Oct.
Muldoon's Picnic (IRE) 6-4 (11-2) Led, slithered on landing and headed 4 out, 3 lengths off winner when fell 2 out, in a race won by Owen Glendower (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd in Nov, 5 ran.
Christopher Wren (USA) 9-2 (11-5) Mid-division on outside, headway and effort 3 out to before next, soon weakened, 13th of 17, 26l behind Knight Pass (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Swift Lord (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Mid-division on inner, weakened before 2 out, 19th of 24, well behind Paintball (10-7) at Sandown 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) gs in Mar.
Mohanad (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 6th, every chance after 2 out, 5th and beaten last, weakened flat, 6th of 13, 13l behind Ixora (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Oct.
Dona 25-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, closed over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Oscar Prairie (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) gd in Feb.
Santera (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, driven to take closer order 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 6, 18l behind Themilanhorse (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Mar.
Midnight Tuesday (FR) 6-1 (11-4) Made all, clear when mistake 2nd, mistake 6th, not fluent next, 2 lengths up 2 out, pressed last, stayed on to draw clear again final 150 yards, won at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) gs in Mar beating Dynamic Idol (10-1) by 5l, 11 ran.
Mr Jay Dee (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) In rear, jumped slowly 1st, behind when mistake 9th, rider lost iron and became unbalanced, no headway, 11th of 16, 46l behind Kasbadali (11-0) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Nicene Creed 11-4 (11-0) Chased leaders on inside until lost place 7th, rallied 11th, ridden and weakened just before 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 9, 46l behind Earth Planet (11-0) at Hereford 3m 1f beg chase (4) gd in Jun.
Andhaar 12-1 (10-12) In touch, lost place 5th, soon pushed along, weakened 3 out, 8th of 14, 27l behind Hildisvini (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
Mister Dillon 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, driven after 3 out, kept on same pace approaching next, ridden and no impression before last, 4th of 13, 17l behind Black Thunder (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
African Eagle (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, steady headway 6th, went 3rd before 2 out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Barlow (11-3) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Abbevillian (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 7th, weakened before last, 9th of 15, 27l behind Handy Andy (11-9) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Only Vintage (USA) 14-1 (11-2) In rear, plugging on same pace and no chance when left moderate 3rd 3 out, 3rd of 7, 19l behind Carrickboy (11-6) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Mar.
Valento 33-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway when not much room approaching 3 out, led last, hung right flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Daring Origyn (11-8) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Feb '11.
Minneapolis 20-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, close up 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 11, 14l behind Kylenoe Fairy (10-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in May.
Magic Prospect (FR) 5-1fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 7th, no impression in 6th when badly hampered and left 3rd 2 out, mistake last, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Midnight Tuesday (11-4) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) gs in Mar.
Caulfields Venture (IRE) 4-1fav (11-1) Held up, 6th 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 43l behind Lightning Strike (11-12) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.