It's over two years since GOGEO landed a novice hurdle at Doncaster in very good style. He'd also won on the Flat there and with Alan Swinbank perfectly capable of getting one ready after a break he can start making up for lost time. Dynastic was having his first start on the surface when landing a handicap a month ago under Laura Barry, who takes the ride again. Her 7lb claim is a major plus and her mount looks a threat. Brockfield has had just two runs on an artificial surface, scoring over the track and trip two years ago and finishing runner-up at Wolverhampton last month. He's on a fair mark and can get involved while Mediterranean Sea is just 1lb higher than when scoring here in February, his fifth victory on the track.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Honoured (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Gogeo (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Led, headed approaching 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Lexington Bay (8-8) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep '11.
Triple Eight (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 18, 45l behind Dark Ruler (10-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Brockfield 12-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Lean On Pete (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Dame Nellie Melba 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Diamond Mine (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Dynastic 10-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway from 3f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov beating Lookbeforeyouleap (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Returntobrecongill 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, pushed along over 4f out, weakened ridden and weakened over 3f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Chrissycross (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Everlasting Light 25-1 (8-11) Held up behind in touch, chased leaders briefly over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 17l behind Lean On Pete (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.