Any market interest in Mick Easterby's winning pointer Piece Of Magic should be monitored but this is probably best left to LUCEMATIC, who made a winning start over hurdles at Kelso over a longer trip and could outstay these. Detour Ahead produced a much-improved effort when runner-up at Catterick earlier this month and may be best of the rest, though Mary Milan is probably capable of better.
Lucematic 15-8fav (10-10) Held up in rear, went 5th at 3rd, headway to chase leaders last (normal 3 out), led bypassing omitted 2 out, stayed on well, won at Kelso 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) sft beating Little Glenshee (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Detour Ahead 100-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, outpaced 4 out, headway 2 out, ran on to go 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Doyly Carte (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
Kitridge Lane 100-1 (10-10) Behind, mistake 6th, soon lost touch, tailed off 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind Frolic Along (10-7) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Mary Milan (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, soon beaten, 7th of 11, well behind Doyly Carte (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
Mysula 50-1 (10-12) In touch, mistake and ridden briefly 3rd, towards rear and struggling 8th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Ballinahow Star (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Piece Of Magic 15-2 (10-0) Held up in touch, went close 2nd going well 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 34l behind Hit The Headlines (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan '11.
Squealy Keely 9-2 (10-6) Held up in rear, weakened before 5f out, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Glen Gyle (11-2) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.