THE FERICK was beaten three lengths by Dirty Bertie on his racecourse debut at Towcester but was clear of the remainder, despite running green. He'll know more today and should open his account with AP McCoy taking over the reins from a conditional. Swaledale Lad has a penalty to carry for his victory at Sedgefield in May but should make the frame again, though Crescent Beach wasn't beaten far on his reappearance at Uttoxeter. Newcomer I Shot The Sheriff is Flat bred and could be interesting but One For Lou needs to show more than on his debut at Warwick in January.
Swaledale Lad (IRE) 11-4 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 5f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and kept on to lead post, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gf in May beating Langley House (10-2) by ns, 11 ran.
Castley Lane 20-1 (11-7) A bhnd; to 15, 7th of 16, well behind Hurlstone Tower (12-0) at Tabley 3m ptp gf in May.
Crescent Beach (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 3f out, one pace, 6th of 15, 8l behind Bar De Ligne (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs.
I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Sherin.
One For Lou (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) In touch in mid-division, ridden 6f out, weakened 5f out, 10th of 18, 29l behind Hildisvini (10-12) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
The Ferick (IRE) 13-8fav (10-7) Raced in last and detached, headway from 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, green and wandered thereafter, never near enough to challenge, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Dirty Bertie (10-11) at Towcester 1m 5f mdn NH flat (6) fm in Oct.
Alimure 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 7f out, no impression from over 2f out, 6th of 15, 30l behind Lively Baron (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct '10.