Northern Acres has been in excellent form and only failed to land the hat-trick by three-quarters-of-a-length at Newcastle last time. He's still creeping up the weights but should go close again. Goat Castle never seems to run two races alike and is still a maiden while King's Chorister is a tricky ride and was due to run here yesterday. Momkinzain has a chance on his best form but this will be his first run since before Christmas so we're going to take a chance on TOKYO JAVILEX. Nigel Hawke's six-year-old drops a grade after competing in decent company in novice events in the south and appears to be on an upward curve.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up in last, weakened 6th, pulled up after, in a race won by Seader (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 5 ran.
Tokyo Javilex (FR) 8-1 (10-13) In touch, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd when not fluent last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 16l behind Look For Love (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Northern Acres 6-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, soon every chance, ridden and kept on flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Mootabar (9-13) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Bob's Ticket (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, ridden after 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 19l behind Tisfreetdream (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Northern Cross (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway after 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 11, 26l behind Chavoy (10-13) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
King's Chorister 3-1fav (10-4) In rear, headway to go 4th after 3 out, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Croco Bay (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Momkinzain (USA) 14-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 8th, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 32l behind Everdon Brook (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
One In A Row (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, ridden before 3 out, plugged on from next, no threat, 5th of 9, 10l behind Stanley Bridge (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Young Sparky (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) In rear, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 5, 36l behind Upswing (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
Settledoutofcourt (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Towards rear, headway 6th, chased leaders 3 out, one pace before next, no impression, finished 6th placed 5th, 5th of 14, 13l behind Mrs Eff (11-2) at Newcastle 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Goat Castle (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) Chased leading trio, went 3rd after 3rd, ridden and weakened well before 2 out until approaching 2 out, well held when mistake last, no extra in 4th flat, 4th of 7, 7l behind Shalambar (11-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Miss Deefiant 125-1 (10-7) Always behind, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Imperial Vic (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.