Winning bumper BE BOP BORU had shown nothing in three starts over timber before taking advantage of a lowly mark on his handicap debut. He was well supported to do so and won with the minimum of fuss so a follow-up under a penalty looks likely. Solway Dornal reverts to hurdling after an absence since unseating his rider over fences at Kelso in October and appears better over the bigger obstacles. Shan Valley hasn't been beaten far in testing conditions in her last two starts and has won over the trip. She's gone up in the weights but her rider's claim is a bonus and she should be in the frame. Bollin Julie is still a maiden but ran her best race to date when stepping up to this trip at Sedgefield and can't go much lower in the handicap.
Thinger Licht (FR) 33-1 (10-6) Soon held up in touch on outside, ridden and weakened well before 3 out, 5th of 7, 41l behind Baltimore Rock (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway after 4th, led approaching 2 out, shaken up and clear flat, eased towards finish, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb beating Dorry K (10-6) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Shan Valley (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, mistake 1st, headway before 4th, chased winner approaching 3 out, challenged 2 out, ridden and unable to quicken flat, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Newdane Dancer (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Marlee Mourinho (IRE) 150-1 (11-4) Tracked leader until 4rd, in rear from next, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Final Assault (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Kathlatino 22-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden and lost place 6th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind The Clock Leary (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
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.
Solway Legend 33-1 (11-2) In rear, behind 4th, last of 14, well behind Momkinzain (10-12) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Bollin Julie 5-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders 6th, mistake 4 out, outpaced after next, kept on well closing stages, 4th of 11, 5l behind Markem (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Solway Dornal 7-1 (9-8) In touch in 4th, ridden bewfore 4 out, in 5th and held when blundered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Chicago Outfit (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 10 ran.