A five-year-old has landed eight of the last 10 renewals and DUMBARTON is fancied to continue the trend. A close-up third over track and trip last month despite a stumble in the home straight, James Moffatt's charge looks up to landing this. Lightening Rod is 5lb higher than when scoring over track and trip in April and has a recent run under his belt while Fair Trade can figure off today's mark with a 7lb conditional on board. Mitchell's Way will find today's trip sharp enough and Hartside makes more appeal having beaten Pertuis and Lifetime over course and distance earlier this month with Mojolika and Zafranager further behind. Doynosaur had just the one outing last season when well beaten over fences but had shown some promise over timber before that.
Fair Trade 3-1 (10-8) Not always fluent, chased leading pair, pushed along 8th, losing ground on rivals when blundered badly 9th, well beaten when blundered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Valco De Touzaine (10-6) at Wetherby 2m (3) gs, 3 ran.
Dumbarton (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Stormy Weather (10-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Lightening Rod 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden when went moderate 4th 3 out, weakened soon after 2 out, 6th of 7, 48l behind First In The Queue (11-9) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Mitchell's Way 6-5fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led before 5th, ridden before last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Chavoy (10-8) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Mar.
Mojolika 22-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on run-in, 4th of 15, 5l behind Hartside (10-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Hartside (GER) 16-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, bumped before and led last, kept on towards finish, driven out, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs beating Pertuis (9-10) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
The Bull Hayes (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 6th, weakened next, 4th of 7, 17l behind First In The Queue (11-9) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Zaplamation (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) In touch, chased leaders 4th, pushed along and weakened soon after 4 out, 6th of 15, 22l behind Sporting Boy (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov '12.
Doynosaur 10-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakening when blundered 2 out, 8th of 10, 32l behind No Planning (11-3) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Oct '12.
Zafranagar (IRE) 9-2fav (10-3) Chased leaders in 5th, every chance 2 out, no extra run-in, 6th of 15, 7l behind Hartside (10-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Lifetime (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, pushed along 4 out, headway from 2 out, kept on well from last, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Hartside (10-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Pertuis (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway before 3 out, challenged last and every chance, kept on and no extra near finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Hartside (10-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Golden Future 40-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, losing place when stumbled 5th, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Nine Stories (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Nov '12, 9 ran.