Solway Blue won for the first time in 27 starts when scoring at Market Rasen a fortnight ago but is not certain to confirm running with Hi Ho Silvia or Muntami who filled the places. A STONES THROW has been running well without winning and finished fourth at Kelso last time. Back down in grade today, Ben Haslam's charge is taken to open his account. Baraathen went close at Sedgefield last time and has every chance, while Daraybad has outside claims and could prove best of the rest.
Muntami (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, ran on under pressure flat, just failed to get 2nd, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Solway Blue (9-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
A Stones Throw (NZ) 7-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, driven and headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders next, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 7l behind Rolecarr (11-2) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs.
Baraathen (USA) 11-4 (9-11) Mistake 2nd, chased leaders, reminders after 4th, driven after next, went 2nd on inside after 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and headed final 150 yards, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Erin Dancer (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Lady Anne Nevill 8-1 (10-0) Held up behind, headway before 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 4th of 10, 32l behind Kai Broon (10-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Plus Ultra (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, headway on inside before next, soon no impression on leaders, stayed on same pace, 6th of 14, 10l behind Ouest Eclair (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Mister Fizzbomb (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, pushed along 4th, lost place next, tailed off 4 out, 12th of 14, well behind Lady Anne Nevill (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Feb.
Petrocelli 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 12, 22l behind Hi Dancer (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Perez (IRE) 9-2fav (10-6) In rear, headway 5th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 10, 13l behind Zahara Joy (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Dollar Express (USA) 100-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, weakened approaching 5th, tailed off before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Spice Bar (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 12 ran.
Solway Blue 14-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway 4th, led approaching 2 out, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd beating Hi Ho Silvia (10-1) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Hi Ho Silvia 16-1 (10-1) Mid-division, headway approaching 3rd, not fluent last, chased winner flat, kept on, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Solway Blue (9-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
Waldo Winchester (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Soon tailed off, last of 5, well behind Dan Breen (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov chs (4) gd.
Mickwell Bay 12-1 (10-3) Towards rear, jumped left and slowly 7th, behind 9th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Phar Again (11-9) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp ch 0-95 (5) gd in Jan, 10 ran.
Daraybad (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden after 6th, headway 3 out, led 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Charles (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
Standing Order 8-1 (9-10) Mid-division, hampered 2nd, headway after 5th, not fluent 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 10, 38l behind Mut'Ab (11-7) at Lingfield 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Mar.