Ryton Runner was well beaten over the track and trip last time despite finishing third and looks to have plenty of weight. ROCKY STONE stepped up to this trip for the first time at Wetherby last time and showed just how much he was suited with a battling victory. A 5lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent a follow-up. Solway Sam completed a hat-trick in the early summer of 2010 but hasn't won since and Irish raider Merrydown Vintage ran poorly at Catterick last time when attracting support. Runswick Days ran his best race so far when staying on over shorter at this track a couple of weeks ago so should be suited by today's trip. Silver Dragon has gone off the boil but would have a chance if returning to his best.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place before 8th, headway 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 25l behind Hartforth (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
More Equity 50-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 5th of 8, 36l behind Mister Marker (11-7) at Kelso 2m 7f Am hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
Rocky Stone (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Mid-division, headway under pressure after 4 out, chased leaders next, ridden and stayed on lead soon after last, held on towards finish, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan beating Big Sound (11-5) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Silver Dragon 6-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed alongt briefly 7f out, ridden and close up over 3f out, outpaced by leading pair 2f out, 4th and one pace over 1f out, 4th of 9, 7l behind Mitchell's Way (11-2) at Southwell 2m 2f n h flat (4) std.
Solway Sam 11-2 (10-7) Held up towards rear, went 3rd before 7th, ridden before 4 out, kept on same pace to take 3rd run-in, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Amore Mio (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Generous Chief (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Close up in last place, progress to go 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 4, 42l behind Capote (10-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy.
Another Dimension (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders before 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 14, 32l behind Top Billing (11-1) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 5-1fav (10-10) With leader, led 3rd, headed narrowly after 5th, driven 2 out, soon ridden, lost place approaching last, weakened flat, 4th of 10, 13l behind Gulf Punch (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Dec.
Runswick Days (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 15, 14l behind Blue Kascade (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Roseville Cottage (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led or disputed lead, ridden and lost place 4 out, weakened from next, 8th of 15, 45l behind Rocky Stone (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Highlander Ted 8-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 9, 30l behind Hartforth (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Native Optimist (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Behind, mistake 4th, headway after 4 out, stayed on take moderate 4th approaching last, no chance with leaders, 4th of 15, 18l behind Rocky Stone (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Yukon Delta (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, ridden when hit 4 out, soon dropped to rear, weakened before 2 out, last of 4, well behind Capote (10-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy.
Ballyreesode (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) Chased leader, left in lead 2nd, headed after 3rd, led again 8th, headed 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 13, well behind Total Assets (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Jan.
Vallani (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) In rear, pushed along 8th, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Hartforth (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.