Darkestbeforedawn is upped 6lb for scoring at Bangor last time and Speckled Door has been raised 12lb after picking up a lower grade race at this track last month. AT RECEPTION scored at the same meeting to open his account over timber. Handicapping for the first time here, Jonjo O'Neill's charge gets the vote. George Fernbeck is another upped in class on the back of a win at Sedgefield so High Kite makes more appeal after going close behind Bescot Springs at Wetherby on his latest start.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on inside, led before 7th, driven out, won at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs beating Teochew (11-5) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
At Reception (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, chased leader before last, ridden and kept on to lead towards finish, won at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Troufion (10-8) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) 10th of 19, 16l behind Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Speckled Door 16-1 (11-10) Held up mid-division, headway after 3 out, ridden to go 2nd before last, led run-in, kept on, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar beating Area Access (10-5) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Crystal Swing 5-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 5th, mistake 9th, losing place when hit 11th, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Ballylifen (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Carlicue (IRE) 7-2 (12-5) (tt) led til fell 7, in a race won by Silver Story (12-5) at Kingston Blount Racing Club 3m ptp gd in Mar, 5 ran.
Mauricetheathlete (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Led, headed 6th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, last of 7, 33l behind Solstice Son (10-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Bayley's Dream 50-1 (11-4) Held up, headway 7th, 4th and tracking leaders when fell 3 out, in a race won by Horatio Hornblower (11-11) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) gd in Mar, 13 ran.
High Kite (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, led 6th, headed 6 out, tracked winner, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Bescot Springs (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Dom Lukka (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Led until after 2nd, joined winner 6th until ridden 10th, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Solstice Son (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar, 5 ran.
Northern Oscar (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Silsol (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
George Fernbeck 4-1 (11-5) Prominent, led before 4th, clear 2 out, eased towards finish, won at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Phar Away Island (9-13) by 6l, 13 ran.
Top Billing 25-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, some headway after 4 out, weakened before next, 13th of 17, 33l behind Mister Newby (11-9) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.