HAZY OAKS is nominated here ahead of What Happened, Benmadigan and Teviot Lass. The selection steps up in trip today, something that looks a good move as she was outpaced last time at Sedgefield over two miles. This long straight will give her ample time to get into top gear and launch a sustained challenge and she looks worth siding with. Ardesia disappointed last time, as did the veteran Solway Sunset. Coming here in slightly better form is Remainder whose fourth to Classic Act over a marathon trip at Sedgefield last time reads well. What Happened was brought down last time out when still looking to hold every chance, however with Benmadigan and Teviot Lass there is a bit to take on trust as neither comes here in top form. At a price Letham Island could show up well but it is Hazy Oaks who can oblige.
Hawkwell (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway to track leaders approaching 3 out, ridden and soon weakened, behind when pulled up at the last in race won by Percutant (11-7) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jan, 15 ran.
Sea Venture (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up behind, ridden approaching 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 37l behind What Happened (9-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Snow's Ride 14-1 (10-13) Behind, lost place 4th and pulled up at the 9th in race won by Bow School (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Nov, 13 ran.
Ardesia (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Blundered 6th, always towards rear, 7th of 18, 30l behind Cassius (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Hazy Oaks 7-2 (10-13) Behind, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 35l behind What Happened (9-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Solway Sunset 11-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, outpaced between last 2, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Zaffarella (10-4) at Hexham 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Red Dynamite 28-1 (11-8) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, one pace, 8th of 17, 31l behind Gunnadoit (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
Breakwater House (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) In touch, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 9, 27l behind Agglestone Rock (10-7) at Ayr 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Palos Conti (FR) 50-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 21l behind Alfloramoor (11-1) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Feb.
Benmadigan (IRE) 9-1 (10-4) Held up, mistake 4th, behind when hit 9th, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Johnny Roche (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Ginger's Lad 100-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 9, 43l behind Lord Larsson (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Letham Island (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Led, clear after 2nd, pushed along 7th, not fluent 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Gouranga (10-6) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (4) gd.
Patrixtoo (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Reluctant to line up, very slowly away, behind, ridden and struggling 7th, last of 9, 29l behind Bauhaus (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May '07.
Mr Midaz 20-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 15th of 17, well behind Viscount Rossini (10-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
What Happened 3-1fav (10-10) Mid-division, raced keenly, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching and brought down 5 out in race won by Quiny Boy (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf, 16 ran.
Remainder 13-2 (10-1) Steadied start, held up in rear, smooth headway 10th, led 3 out, headed between last 2, weakened flat, 4th of 9, 15l behind Classic Act (10-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Teviot Lass 11-2 (9-10) Raced keenly, mistake, lost place 3rd, headway when hit 7th, mid-division when blundered and unseated rider at the 8th in race won by Stagecoach Amber (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd, 10 ran.
Majestic Chief 13-2 (11-0) In touch, lost place 9th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Bonnie Rock (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar '08, 14 ran.