Watt Broderick won well at Stratford last Saturday but failed to pick up when odds-on at Taunton on Monday - he may be ready for a break. Rock A Doodle Do and Spin Cast have had plenty of chances but the four-year-old Rayak is better than he showed at Sandown earlier this month and makes more appeal than the returning Pippa Greene, who goes well fresh but was well behind Hartside here in November. LOOKING ON was far from disgraced on his reappearance at Sedgefield. He has his ground today and, 3lb lower and entitled to strip fitter here, gets the nod.
Dumbarton (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Chased leaders, blundered 1st, soon towards rear and mistakes, tailed off 4 out, last of 7, well behind Satanic Beat (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Hartside (GER) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 16l behind Feast Of Fire (10-8) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Mubrook (USA) 25-1 (10-7) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 13l behind Kaysersberg (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Looking On 12-1 (11-6) Chased winner until 4th, chased leading pair, went 2nd again before 3 out, ridden and no impression bypassing omitted 2 out, weakened to 3rd approaching last, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Bygones Of Brid (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Pippa Greene 17-2 (10-8) Held up and behind, last and pushed along before 2 out, driven between last 2, stayed on to 4th at the last, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ranjaan (11-9) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl (0-130) (3) gd in Nov.
Rayak (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) Hld up in rear, smooth headway to 5th on inside approaching 2 out, weakened tamely between last 2, 5th of 6, 15l behind Dormello Mo (11-8) at Sandown 2m (3) sft.
Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) In touch, went 3rd from 4 out, challenged 3 out, upsides winner last, kept on and no extra near finish, 2nd of 17, 1 1/4l behind Oliver's Hill (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Spin Cast 9-4 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, left 2nd from 1st, mistake 5 out, every chance 2 out and lost 2nd place, weakened run-in, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Stormin Exit (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m sell hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 10-11fav (10-11) Behind, smooth headway approaching when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Superciliary (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.