Petrol has disappointed since scoring at Wolverhampton and was beaten in a Ripon seller last time when Operateur was just behind. Jewelled Dagger went up 6lb for scoring at Chepstow but ran well at Warwick last time and has to be on the short-list. Summerlea has also been beaten in sellers and usually runs over further but Croftamie showed a bit of form at Pontefract last time and is one of the few here with scope. SLIDE SHOW cost connections 97,000gns as a yearling and was trained in Ireland before moving to Dandy Nicholls. He was having his first start since November at Hamilton last week and though showing little he is entitled to come on for the run and is given the nod in this very low-class affair. The Lodge Road hasn't shown much for a while but hails from a yard just finding its feet.
Petrol 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon in command, eased prematurely closing stages, headed last strides, 2nd of 11, nk behind Chankillo (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
The Lodge Road (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 7l behind Valantino Oyster (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Eijaaz (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Underwritten (8-12) at Catterick 1m 6f 4yo sell stks (6) gs in May.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Led, headed over 7f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Josie's Dream (9-13) at Warwick 1m 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Operateur (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 9f out, headed over 8f out, driven to challenge when not clear run over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Chankillo (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Queen Of Epirus 50-1 (9-9) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 34l behind Chookie Hamilton (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Summerlea (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In rear, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Underwritten (8-12) at Catterick 1m 6f 4yo sell stks (6) gs in May.
Croftamie 20-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until over 6f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 5l behind Mad Jazz (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Ruby Glass (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 13, well behind Fisher (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May '12.
Jim Tango (FR) 66-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 5f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Artisan (9-1) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Needwood Park 13-2 (8-12) Led, joined over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Mazij (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Medieval Bishop (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Set strong pace, headed over 7f out, weakened over 5f out, 9th of 10, 42l behind Barnacle (8-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Gunboat (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) last of 12, 40l behind Interpret (9-2) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m mdn stks in Dec.
Slide Show 6-1 (8-2) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Schmooze (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Triskaidekaphobia 66-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden one pace and no impression when hampered over 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Dhhamaan (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Northgate Lodge (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 14, 41l behind Celtic Step (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 9th of 11, 33l behind Maska Pony (8-6) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.