Adiator returned to action with a battling success here when outpointing Flighty Clarets under Adam Carter and the pair should be in the thick of things again as they seek the hat-trick off an acceptable 4lb higher mark. However, HARROGATE FAIR clearly relished the heavy conditions at Leicester this week when running away from his field in the closing stages and will be hard to conquer under his penalty if the forecast rain turns the ground more testing. Lees Anthem is exposed though went well last time but Windpower appeals as better shortlist material returning to the minimum trip off a more than fair mark of 62. The course and distance winner has gone well on all starts this season and another good performance is due.
Sunrise Dance 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, 8th of 9, 7l behind Adiator (8-13) at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Adiator 9-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gd beating Flighty Clarets (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Harrogate Fair 5-2fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, soon edged left, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy beating Towbee (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Windforpower (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Take The Lead (8-3) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Black Douglas 14-1 (9-7) In touch in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, driven and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Ellies Image (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Tuibama (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Edgy in stalls, bumped start, took keen hold and soon chasing leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Boxing Shadows (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Lees Anthem 10-1 (8-7) Led, ridden clear over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Amenable (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.