King's Wharf still had a chance in Grand Gold's race at Ffos Las when unseating Charlie Huxley at the last and there may not be much between the pair today on the revised terms but All Nighter ran a shocker and is best watched now. Pearl Catcher was second on his hurdles bow at Hexham but more interesting is Spanish Fork, the pick of Mick Channon's trio on his win over 1m6f on the Flat at Nottingham last month and well ahead of Pinseeker at the same track recently. But let's take a chance on the lightly-raced HALOGEN, who is out of a useful hurdler and related to several decent performers. He's owned by the Elite Racing Club, who often have some decent juvenile hurdlers running in their colours.
Grand Gold 11-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged after 5th, led before 3 out, mistake 2 out, headed flat, stayed on well to lead again towards finish, won at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd beating Fine Resolve (10-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Adili (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Soon in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 13l behind Priestley's Reward (9-4) at Redcar 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May (flat).
All Nighter (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Prominent, hit 1st and stumbled, ridden after 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Grand Gold (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Berties Coin Sakhee gelding out of Spinning Coin.
Captain Cardington (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Behind when bumped after 2f, driven over 4f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final 2f, never troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 15l behind Sabhan (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May (flat).
Catchy Tune (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Held up in touch, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Spartilla (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb (flat).
Ctappers 33-1 (8-10) Behind, headway over 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 10, 19l behind Somemothersdohavem (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf (flat).
Halogen 22-1 (8-7) Held up, never a factor, 5th of 7, 12l behind Captivity (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb (flat).
King's Wharf (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, went 3rd after 3 out, 2 1/2 lengths off winner when bad mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Grand Gold (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd, 12 ran.
Pearl Catcher (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, went 2nd last, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Dilizan (10-12) at Hexham 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy.
Pinseeker (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 7f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 31l behind Bathwick Street (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs (flat).
Spanish Fork (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt switched left start, in rear, ridden 4f out, headway under strong pressure over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 4th of 10, 13l behind Bathwick Street (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs (flat).
Camrock Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 15, 6l behind Ultimate Destiny (9-6) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs (flat).