PERTUIS has been running well at this track without quite being good enough. He drops down a grade after a decent sixth behind Zaplamation here last month and should make a bold bid. Circus Star looks capable of getting involved again upped a 4lb for a win at Hexham and Beaumont's Party should be thereabouts off his current mark. Both Blades Lad and King Zeal disappointed last time but are no forlorn hopes if back to their best and Dollar Bill is not out of this either having won off a higher mark last season.
Amtired 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Swing Bowler (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan.
Blades Lad 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went left 4th, chased winner after 6th until before 2 out, went 2nd again 2 out, ridden and no impression when lost moderate 2nd soon after the last, weakened to 4th flat, 4th of 10, 27l behind Meadowcroft Boy (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Desgrey 7-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 9, 15l behind Granaruid (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Dollar Bill 20-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders, approaching 2 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 9, 8l behind Ranjaan (11-9) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl (0-130) (3) gd in Nov.
Lone Foot Laddie (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden 2 out, no impression when fell last, in a race won by Bogside (11-0) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs, 13 ran.
Right To Rule (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Led, headed 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, well behind Lone Foot Laddie (10-0) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
King Zeal (IRE) 7-2fav (10-3) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Ut Majeur Aulmes (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs, 11 ran.
Pertuis (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) In rear, ridden before last, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 6l behind Zaplamation (10-4) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Twoways (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, reminders before 6th, headway 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 21l behind Un Anjou (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Circus Star (USA) 14-1 (10-2) Led from 1st, took keen hold, made rest, clear before 2 out, all out, finished tired, won at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Light The City (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 2-5fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway 4 out, chased winner before 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place last 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Light The City (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Snowed In (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Pressed leader, soon clear of remainder, led after 3 out, headed before last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 7l behind King Zeal (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Kilrye (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, pushed along and struggling 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 50l behind Jumps Road (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.