Stanley Bridge failed to cope with a 9lb rise at Carlisle last time having landed a double before that. There's a chance that run may have come too soon after his latest victory and he's not easily ruled out while Lawgiver has claims on his second to Majestic Mayhem in a higher grade handicap at Hexham last month. However, SURPRISE VENDOR is a winner without a penalty as he landed a conditional jockeys' race under today's rider at Kelso last time. Stuart Coltherd's charge is taken to go in again here as this looks no tougher.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, ridden after 7th, headway approaching 2 out, challenged last, led flat, stayed on, won at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd beating Endeavor (10-2) by 1l, 9 ran.
Lawgiver (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed after 4 out, ridden and no impression on winner before 3 out, lost 2nd after last, 3rd of 9, 21l behind Peedeeque (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Highland Love 66-1 (11-5) Always behind, tailed off before 3 out, last of 14, well behind Hi Dancer (11-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Stanley Bridge 6-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, effort and every chance approaching 2 out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened from last, 5th of 9, 25l behind Dartford Warbler (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Copt Hill 66-1 (10-7) Always behind, jumped slowly 3rd, never a factor, 9th of 11, 30l behind Hidden (11-1) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Letterpress (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Flying Doctor (10-6) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in May '10, 16 ran.
King Of Thorns (IRE) 18-1 (10-1) Led, raced wide and headed on bend after 3rd, regained lead before next, headed 3 out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened from next, 6th of 9, 36l behind Dartford Warbler (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Benluna (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, ridden and outpaced 2 out, ridden and kept on last, 5th of 10, 12l behind Present Your Case (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Jul.