SEAMUS RUA was having his first start for Charlie Longsdon when finishing fourth at Stratford. He should strip fitter here and is marginally preferred to In A Heartbeat, a little disappointing last time after a promising debut second. Newforge House should improve on his third at Fontwell at the end of last year, when he raced wide throughout, while Swanage Bay warrants a second look on his introduction.
Alwayslookback (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 4th aftr a mile & 6th 6out, wknd bef 3out, bhnd from 2out, 7th of 13, 29l behind Silver Dime (11-7) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.
Countersign 28-1 (10-13) Pulled hard well in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 10l behind Clever Cookie (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Di's Gift Generous gelding out of Di's Dilemma.
Monasterevin (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, took keen hold, headway 12f out, ridden 3f out, lost place 2f out, 6th of 14, 23l behind Indian Stream (10-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Newforge House (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Raced wide, held up, headway to go close up 8f out, went 2nd 2f out, driven and slightly bumped over 1f out, dropped to 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind The Informant (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Seamus Rua (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, soon tracking leaders, led after 3f, headed 2f out, no impression on winner, lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 15l behind Mrs Jordan (10-7) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Swanage Bay (IRE) Dilshaan gelding out of Special Mention.
In A Heartbeat 20-1 (10-7) Held up, headway 8f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 13, 19l behind Mrs Jordan (10-7) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Wyfield Rose 16-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression and outpaced from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Four Shuck Men (11-0) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.