Sea Cliff was pulled up when Saddlers Mot finished second over a slightly longer trip at Hexham in November but Karen Tutty's charge hasn't been seen since and struggles to get his head in front outside of selling company. Patavium has been raised 7lb for winning at Catterick but has the beating of De Chissler on that run. LEBANNA was beaten less than three lengths by the in-form Be Bop Boru here 10 days ago and the winner had earlier beaten recent course and distance victor Solway Dornal by eight lengths at Newcastle. If Tim Easterby's filly stays, she should open her account today.
Saddlers Mot 10-1 (11-3) In touch, led narrowly before 7th, driven and headed approaching last, kept on same pace in clear 2nd, no impression flat, 2nd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Amethyst Rose (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Spanish Cruise (IRE) 80-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, effort before 2 out, never dangerous, soon pulled up, in a race won by Crookstown (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Patavium (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Prominent, led before last, kept on well run-in, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Newdane Dancer (11-0) by 4l, 16 ran.
De Chissler (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Led to 6th, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 16, 33l behind Patavium (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Rozener (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Mid-division, mistake 5th, soon lost place, behind when pulled up after 2 out (usual 3 out), in a race won by Catching On (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Lebanna 12-1 (10-3) Chased leaders on inside, jumped slowly and pushed along after 4th, outpaced and lost place before 3 out, rallied on inside after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, every chance last, no extra final 120 yards, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Be Bop Boru (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) gs.
Dun To Perfection 50-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 4th before last, one pace, 4th of 15, 13l behind Pierrers Bounty (11-9) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Sea Cliff (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Behind, driven 4 out, weakened and pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Amethyst Rose (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 17 ran.
Solway Dornal 3-1 (9-13) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 8th, led next, made rest, ridden before last, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Samtheman (11-12) by 4l, 6 ran.
Beyondtemptation 20-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, blundered 1st, weakened from 7th, tailed off, 12th of 16, 45l behind Patavium (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon prominent, weakened before last, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Summerlea (11-11) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.