Hi Tide scored in similar company at Worcester in October and should be thereabouts again despite a 6lb rise. Wordy's Boy is raised 10lb for an easy win in a lower grade contest over track and trip last month while The Pier has slid down the weights and showed improvement for it when runner-up at Bangor last time. PIPPA GREENE wasn't beaten far when fourth in better company at Kempton on his latest start. Re-united with winning partner Andrew Tinkler, he gets the vote. Today's going looks unsuitable for Hartside but the inconsistent Edmaaj may handle it and can figure with one of his better efforts.
Hartside (GER) 14-1 (11-5) In rear, pushed along and weakened 4 out, 4th of 7, 32l behind Watt Broderick (10-4) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Pippa Greene 17-2 (10-8) Held up and behind, last and pushed along before 2 out, driven between last 2, stayed on to 4th at the last, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ranjaan (11-9) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl (0-130) (3) gd in Nov.
Tom Wade (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, soon chasing winner, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 28l behind Chat Room (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
The Pier (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd after next, stayed on well, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Chat Room (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Hi Tide (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ran on flat, led post, won at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct beating Bombadero (11-12) by shd, 8 ran.
Wordy's Boy 12-1 (11-12) Made all, soon clear, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar beating Walter De La Mare (11-8) by 9l, 5 ran.
Spin Cast 9-4 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, left 2nd from 1st, mistake 5 out, every chance 2 out and lost 2nd place, weakened run-in, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Stormin Exit (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m sell hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Tornade D'estruval (FR) 33-1 (11-6) Prominent, led 2nd, soon headed, jumped slowly 5th, ridden and lost place next, well beaten when hampered 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Baccalaureate (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Tealissio 11-4 (11-9) Held up in last pair, headway to chase leaders after 5th, went 2nd next, already lost 2nd when mistake 2 out, one pace and no chance with leading duo, weakened to 4th towards finish, 4th of 7, 17l behind Hold The Bucks (9-11) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Alta Rock (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) In rear, soon struggling, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Dolatulo (10-12) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (4) gd in Apr '13.
Marju's Quest (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on inside to chase leaders before 2 out, weakened between last 2, 8th of 14, 18l behind Dawalan (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, joined leader 3rd, led 4 out, hung left and ridden when weakened before 2 out, last of 7, 24l behind Yes Daddy (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Taaresh (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) In rear, headway 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, 7th of 10, 11l behind Fujin Dancer (10-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Edmaaj (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 6th of 10, 30l behind Crookstown (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Queen Olivia 28-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, blundered 1st, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, well behind Garrahalish (11-8) at Haydock 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.