Drop The Hammer has produced three moderate efforts over timber and has been in poor form on the Flat recently. Saddlers Mot hasn't been showing much between the flags and has a big weight to carry while Power Flow also looks too high in the handicap. Cornish Castle is yet to reach a place in 15 starts over timber so by process of elimination this poor contest can go to SEAM OF DIAMONDS, a bumper winner on fast ground at Uttoxeter last summer and a possible improver over hurdles.
Saddlers Mot 9-2 (11-7) Hdwy 15; outpcd 3 out; rdn & ev ch last; no ex flat, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Minstalad (12-0) at Mordon 3m ptp gf.
Power Flow (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 10, 44l behind Sam Patch (10-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Drop The Hammer 25-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, reminders after 3rd, took closer order 6th, ridden 3 out, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 9, 20l behind River Dragon (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Cornish Castle (USA) 6-1 (10-8) Held up i rear, rapid headway after 4 out, went 4th on outside 3 out, no impression, lost 4th post, 5th of 12, 27l behind Pugnacity (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Apr.
Seam Of Diamonds 6-1 (9-8) Held up in last pair, struggling when hit 3 out, never dangerous, last of 6, 19l behind Aneyeforaneye (11-12) at Hexham 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.
Participation 40-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Boogie Dancer (10-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in May '09, 16 ran.
Balwyllo (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 11, well behind Rain Stops Play (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f am nov hdl (4) gf.