Winter Alchemy, not seen since February when fifth to Golden Sparkle at Musselburgh, gained his only success to date here in the summer of 2011. A market move for the Richards' inmate would be significant. Taruma didn't do too badly on his second start of the campaign when fifth here to Malin Bay but the ex-French gelding does look a bit quirky, whilst Solway Bay and Ryton Runner finished first and third here last time and both are respected with course and distance successes in the book. CALL BOX has a handicap chase entry here on Tuesday evening and would be the choice if turning out. The Witness Box gelding was only 4l adrift of the winner in the aforementioned Malin Bay race here and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice.
What A Steel (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, 39l behind Cruachan (10-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Taruma (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, not fluent 8th, stayed on approaching last, kept on under pressure flat, never a threat, 5th of 9, 7l behind Malin Bay (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Call Box (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4th, led 2 out, headed before last, ridden edged left and no impression flat, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Malin Bay (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leader and keen, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Solway Bay (10-4) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Solway Bay 12-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, challenged last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on, won at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf beating Feisty Lass (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Street Runner 8-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 6th before 7th, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 18, 44l behind Tales Of Milan (11-2) at Limerick 2m 6f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4yo+) gf.
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden along before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, 5th of 14, 28l behind Golden Sparkle (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Hit The Road Jack (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, poor 6th before last, no impression and tailed off, 6th of 15, well behind Jabus (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.