AAZIF wasn't winning out of turn here 12 days ago, when Langley House was well behind, after several fair efforts in decent company. He should be good enough to shoulder a penalty in this with Croco Bay probably the one to chase him home having won a handicap here last month before finishing fourth at Newcastle. It's difficult to make a case for any of the others.
Croco Bay (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked winner to before 3 out, 5th and no impression next, stayed on to take 4th near finish, 4th of 9, 8l behind Call Back (11-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Aazif (IRE) 6-5fav (10-10) Made all, clear 2 out, easily, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd beating Cape Explorer (10-10) by 17l, 12 ran.
Bertielicious 200-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear and keen, weakened after 5th, 6th of 12, well behind Aazif (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Bollin Sam Bollin Eric gelding out of Cranborne.
Granny Blackwood 100-1 (10-7) Towards rear, fell 1st, in a race won by Jimmie Brown (10-6) at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Langley House (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden after 5th, soon headway, jumped badly left 2 out, no impression, 5th of 12, well behind Aazif (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Showmehow 200-1 (10-5) Held up behind, struggling 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Duke Of Navan (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.