Flat winner Stevie Thunder has been thereabouts in the majority of his runs over timber and this is a moderate contest. But the handicapper is reluctant to release his grip while Politeness took a backward step at Hexham after going close at Carlisle. Taffy Dare runs in her first handicap and has a chance but The Right Time wasn't beaten far at Worcester last time. AUTO MAC left previous form behind when third over track and trip last month. He's only a token selection but this won't take much winning.
Stevie Thunder 7-2 (11-2) Close up, weakened before last, 9th of 13, 42l behind August Hill (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Super Cookie 33-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, some headway 5th, weakening when mistake 2 out, 11th of 13, well behind Agreement (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs in Mar.
Taffy Dare (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 6th of 12, 37l behind Breaking The Bank (10-9) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Politeness (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, closer order in 4th place at 4th, pushed along in 3rd 2 out until before last, kept on same pace in 4th, 4th of 5, 13l behind Playhara (11-7) at Hexham 2m amat nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Diamond Gesture (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, took closer order 3rd, led 4th, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 44l behind Playhara (11-2) at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Iguacu 40-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, plugged on same pace from 2 out, no danger, 8th of 17, 8l behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
District Attorney (IRE) 80-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, closed 3rd, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 49l behind Izzini (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Moaning Butcher 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, wandered into 1st, pushed along and lost place 4th, weakened after next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Never Never (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Ronnie Rockcake 66-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 45l behind Dubawi Island (11-11) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Auto Mac 40-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, driven 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd flat, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Fairy Alisha (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
The Right Time 16-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 2nd 4 out, every chance when blundered and lost 2nd 2 out, edged right and stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 7, 6l behind Midnight Thomas (10-0) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Pampanito 33-1 (10-13) In touch, lost place before 5th, 10th of 12, well behind Clues And Arrows (10-10) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Recway Lass 10-1 (10-0) Led and went right 1st, jumped right after, narrowly headed briefly after 4 out, headed before 3 out, chased leaders weakened approaching 2 out, 9th of 17, 9l behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, soon ridden to challenge, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Cappielow Park (11-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Arcas (IRE) 28-1 (10-1) Always in rear, weakened 3 out, last of 12, 47l behind Hold The Bucks (10-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Marina Bay 18-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, hit 1st, jumped slolwy 5th, hit 11th, outpaced 4 out, struggling when fell next, in a race won by Orang Outan (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr '13, 5 ran.