Fit from hurdling, Docs Legacy returned to the Flat with a victory at Doncaster last Saturday. This looks no tougher and a 6lb higher mark shouldn't prevent him from going close again. Honest Deal is proving best on the all-weather and scored at Southwell in February and BLADES LAD won at the same track last time. Peter Niven's charge won his maiden over today's distance at Ripon last year and he gets the nod. Brockfield was tailed off on his comeback but is not out of this if back to his best along with the returning Maybeagrey and Tres Coronas.
Rocktherunway (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) In touch on outside, challenged over 3f out to 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 18l behind First Mohican (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Docs Legacy (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Close up, headway to press leader 2f out, soon every chance, ran on, led final strides, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar beating Star Lahib (8-13) by hd, 10 ran.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden 4f out, soon lost place, last of 11, 35l behind Universal (8-13) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Honest Deal 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 6f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind All The Winds (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 11, 14l behind The Tiger (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Blades Lad 7-4fav (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and idled over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, driven to lead again near finish, won at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar beating Royal Holiday (8-11) by nk, 7 ran.
Only Orsenfoolsies 8-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway to chase leaders over 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind The Tiger (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Maybeagrey 12-1 (8-5) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, went 2nd and ridden inside final 2f, soon clear of rest, kept on, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind The Tiger (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Brockfield 12-1 (8-7) Led over 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 33l behind Eastern Destiny (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.