THE WEATHERMAN made a couple of mistakes at Doncaster last time and wasn't given a hard time once beaten. He'd won well enough over C&D before that though and looks the one to beat in this company. Andy Vic ran well again off a higher mark at Catterick last time having scored over 2m3f at the same track in February and Reasonable Force may do better dropping back in distance after his fourth at this track three weeks ago. Wilde Pastures and Billy Teal could prove best of the remainder.
Andy Vic (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Took keen hols and saddle slipped, soon close up, led 3rd, headed 6th, kept on and no chance with winner from 2 out, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Royal Entourage (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
The Weatherman (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Always towards rear, weakening when mistake 2 out, 8th of 10, 39l behind Oscar Nominee (11-8) at Doncaster 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gd in Feb.
Billy Teal 150-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, went 2nd after 3rd, ridden and lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 9, 13l behind Rowlestone Lad (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Colorado Kid (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) In touch, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 11, well behind City Ground (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar '11.
Kirkaig 125-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, lost place and mistake 4 out, soon behind, weakened next, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Hidden Future (11-1) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Nahneh (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, under pressure after 3 out, soon lost place, 6th of 15, 19l behind Zaru (11-0) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Reasonable Force 20-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, weakened from last, 4th of 7, 16l behind Ebanour (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar.
Wilde Pastures (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) With leader, left in lead on bend after 3rd, headed before next, lost place 3 out, weakened from next, last of 9, 46l behind Dartford Warbler (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Asterisk 50-1 (10-12) Raced wide, led, clear 3 out, headed soon after 2 out, weakened on long run to last, 5th of 16, well behind Tempest River (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Just Jordan 150-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 4th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Talkin Thomas (10-8) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Legend's Secret 40-1 (10-0) Towards rear, pushed along and weakened before 7th, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Howard's Legacy (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Royal Curtsy 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along 7th, soon weakend, 6th of 7, well behind The Tracey Shuffle (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.