BERTIEWHITTLE went close in a soft ground handicap at Ayr in October and was beaten only a head on his reappearance at Thirsk last month. David Barron's charge looks sure to be winning soon and it could be today. He's preferred to the more exposed Beautiful Day, who had Ever Roses behind when runner-up over C&D last time but was still beaten over three lengths. Moorhouse Girl showed ability in both starts in 2009 but this her first start since, while Mecca's Team produced a better effort at Catterick but was well beaten here on her debut. Arrivaderci makes most appeal of the remainder.
Bird Dog 80-1 (9-13) Dwelt, in rear, ridden halfway, behind from over 2f out, last of 6, 35l behind Wilfred Pickles (9-13) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Durgan 14-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Cavitie (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Chardonnay Star (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 8l behind Frequency (10-0) at Redcar 6f All clm stks (6) fm in Apr.
Moorhouse Girl 9-4fav (8-12) With leaders, ridden halfway, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Coolminx (8-12) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gs in Sep '09.
Beautiful Day 17-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed halfway, chased winner, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Jamaican Bolt (9-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Bertiewhittle 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, hung right and led approaching final furlong, soon hard pressed, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Youhavecontrol (9-0) at Thirsk 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in Apr.
Callum's Rainbowe (IRE) Spartacus colt out of Valamander.
Triviality (IRE) Majestic Missile gelding out of In Denial.
Arrivaderci 14-1 (8-3) Slowly away, outpaced, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd final strides, never near winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Monsieur Jamie (8-9) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Chipofftheoldblock 50-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, pulled hard and soon chased leaders, ridden on inside 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Embassy Pearl (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Ever Roses 20-1 (8-12) In rear, switched left soon after start, ridden halfway, headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 3rd, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Jamaican Bolt (9-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Ginzan 13-2 (8-12) Dwelt, mid-division, reminders over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Gottcher (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Mecca's Team 16-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Another Wise Kid (9-1) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Mar.