Gwladys Street has been raised 11lb for his defeat of the re-opposing Oniz Tiptoes over course and distance in January and Rowan Road is up 12lb despite failing to follow up her Catterick win when runner-up at Ayr. Dusky Bob finished nearer last than first at Wincanton having scored over fences at Musselburgh before that and Polarbrook is proving inconsistent with a close-up third at Carlisle in November his best effort. HARRY THE LEMMON was still in contention when falling at Ayr last time but had chased home the progressive No Deal at the same track earlier and James Ewart's charge gets the speculative vote.
Harry The Lemmon (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led until approaching 2nd, chased leader until approaching 9th, pushed along in close 3rd when fell 9th, in a race won by Too Cool To Fool (10-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Dusky Bob (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, not fluent 12th, pushed along 16th, not fluent and no impression 4 out, 7th of 8, 26l behind Chartreux (11-10) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Polarbrook (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division, lost place 5th, hampered 4 out, soon rallied, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 12, 48l behind African Gold (11-10) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Gulf Punch 5-2 (11-12) Led until 5th, remained prominent, weakened 4 out, moderate 3rd, 3rd of 4, well behind Magic Marmalade (11-10) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Apr.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 15-8fav (11-11) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, won at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Oniz Tiptoes (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
About Thyne (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) With leaders, lost place 5th and behind, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Fourjacks (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Prominent, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Backinthere (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 in Jan.
Rory Boy (USA) 66-1 (10-8) Towards rear, pushed along after 6th, headway 8th, outpaced 3 out, rallied before next, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Mr Puck (11-8) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Rowan Road 10-11fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 8th, soon ridden, closed on winner when not fluent last, no impression, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind King Kalium (9-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) In rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before last, chase winner after last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Gwladys Street (11-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.