Va'Vite was due to run at Aintree on Friday evening but would have to go on the short-list if turned out again quickly here. Danceintothelight has run on the Flat since falling at Sedgefield while Brassick, Points Of View, E Major and Dizzy River are all returning from lay-offs of one sort or another, though the bottom weight would have a definite chance if fully wound-up. IOLITH may have found his run at Stratford last month coming too soon after a promising reappearance at Newbury. He's had another five weeks to recover and could be ready to add to his tally now.
Brassick 7-1 (11-5) Chased leader until 5th, went 2nd again 3 out, chased winner from 2 out, no impression, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Uxizandre (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.
Iolith (GER) 4-1 (11-2) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure before 6th, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Claret Cloak (11-12) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Points of View 16-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind King Of The Night (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct '11.
E Major 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake and reminder 7th, soon lost place, struggling next, stayed on into 4th when jumped left last, no impression, 4th of 7, 16l behind Akbabend (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Va'vite (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Raced wide, held up, pushed along 8th, good headway approaching 3 out, chased winner after 3 out, challenged next, upsides flat, ridden and strong challenge in closing stages, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Drum Valley (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 5f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Danceintothelight 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, led before 3rd, fell 5th, in a race won by Takaatuf (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr, 7 ran.
Dizzy River (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, under pressure 4th, never on terms, 7th of 9, 36l behind Ballybriggan (11-10) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.