RAYADOUR carries a penalty for last week's victory over a shorter trip here. But he still gets the vote in a poor handicap as this longer distance is no problem. Double Whammy remains winless despite help from the handicapper and is dropped another 3lb having run well over fences last time. Lebanna had been threatening to score before finishing tailed off behind the selection at Sedgefield while Foot The Bill has won off today's mark over fences. Monita Bonita has bits of form that give her a chance but A P McCoy's mount, Downtown Manhattan, has yet to show any worthwhile form.
Monita Bonita 11-2 (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway 4th to chase leaders, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 13, 45l behind Easydoesit (11-10) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Teo Vivo (FR) 11-1 (11-2) Soon in rear, mistake 2nd, reminders after next, ridden and outpaced after 8th, went badly left 11th and pulled up before next, in a race won by Tiny Dancer (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 6 ran.
Wayne Manor (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off next, 10th of 13, well behind Silver Dragon (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Daylan (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) With leader, weakened before 3 out, 11th of 14, well behind First Mohican (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Mr Vendman (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, jumped slowly 1st, went left 5th and 3 out, pushed along after 3 out, weakened soon after, last of 6, 21l behind Dormello Mo (11-8) at Sandown 2m (3) sft in Mar.
Foot The Bill 33-1 (10-12) Led to 3 out, ridden before 2 out, rallied from last, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Nexius (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Rozener (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Held up behind, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 11, 31l behind Solway Dornal (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Falcon's Present 16-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, raced wide, chased leaders, riddena nnd weakened soon after 3 out, 4th of 7, 21l behind Maison De Ville (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Deportation 20-1 (11-0) In touch, fell 3rd, in a race won by Granwood (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in May, 17 ran.
Agent Louise 20-1 (10-10) Chased leaders on outer, headway before and blundered 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 12, 21l behind Rayadour (9-13) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Lebanna 9-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, led before 2 out, headed 2 out, weakened last, 8th of 12, 28l behind Rayadour (9-13) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Rayadour (IRE) 5-2fav (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden to lead run-in, kept on well, won at Wetherby 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Carters Rest (10-10) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Double Whammy 18-1 (11-6) Prominent, led 9th, not fluent 2 out, headed last, every chance flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Baileys Concerto (11-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Thatildee (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, outpaced after 7th, well held when mistake 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, 47l behind Take The Cash (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some headway on inside after 5th, hit next, ridden 7th, soon beaten, weakened 3 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Waldorf Salad (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f (4) hvy in Jan.
High Fair 66-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, ridden after 2 out, one pace in 5th, 5th of 10, 12l behind Be My Present (11-8) at Hexham 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Master Bud 33-1 (10-0) In rear, not fluent 1st, well behind 9th, pulled up after, in a race won by Bollin Julie (10-1) at Newcastle 3m cnd nov hcp hdl (5) sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Young Lou 9-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, weakened before 4 out, 9th of 13, 27l behind Dorry K (10-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.