ECHOES OF DAWN is chanced in an open finale. Howard Johnson has his horses in good form and this expensive purchase is expected to improve with another summer under his belt. Qoest Eclair needs a market check with a solid reappearance at Carlisle likely to have brought him on, and along with Auberge and Iris's Flyer is respected. The chaser Bow School looks fairly handicapped, whilst The Magic Bishop is well-related and is not discounted despite a modest year so far. Aghill, Nobby Kivambo and Major Miller can all have a case made for them, a comment that also applies to the visored-first time Lady De La Vega.
Bow School (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd at 4th, challenged approaching 3 out, going well and upsides winner going to 2 out, ridden and weakened run-in, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Jurisdiction (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
The Magic Bishop 8-1 (10-9) Prominent, ridden after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Santera (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Aghill (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Mid div, cl up 3out, rdn & not qckn with wnr from 2out, ko onepce, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Macra Na Feirme (12-0) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gs.
Nobby Kivambo (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) In touch in mid-division, headway after 3rd, chased winner approaching 2 out, stayed on flat, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Red Rouble (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Heart of Dubai (USA) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 39l behind Grand Diamond (10-10) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Major Miller 11-4 (10-8) In rear, not travel well, driven after 8th, some headway approaching 2 out, no impression, 5th of 9, 24l behind Winsley Hill (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Lady De La Vega (FR) 3-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, chased leaders approaching 6th, with leader 3 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 9, 10l behind Watch Out (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Bank The Bucks (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear and keen, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before next, tailed off, in a race won by Alverstone (10-2) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs, 12 ran.
Pollen Jock (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, led until next, led 6th, not fluent and headed 3 out, weakening when hampered before next, tailed off, 5th of 12, 34l behind Red Rouble (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Jazrawy 20-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, lost place halfway, 11th of 12, well behind Waterloo Corner (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Echoes of Dawn (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, weakening when hit last, 5th of 15, 26l behind Tara Royal (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Ouest Eclair (FR) 66-1 (10-5) Close up early, tracked leaders and keen, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened next, in 4th and held when hit last, 4th of 11, 25l behind Bow Badger (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Auberge (IRE) 10-3fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway 5th, disputing 2nd when hit 3 out, still every chance when mistake last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Rebel Swing (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Fly Tipper 33-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, kept on from 3 out, no impression, 6th of 15, 14l behind What's Occurrin (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Wheyaye 28-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, headway 7th, ridden and no impression from 2 out, 5th of 12, 29l behind Jeu De Roseau (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Iris's Flyer 5-2fav (10-8) Held up in rear, badly hampered and rider lost irons briefly 3rd, headway approaching 13th, chased leaders 4 out, went 2nd, challenging and every chance when blundered badly and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Pelo Du Bief (10-0) at Southwell 3m hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Nov, 9 ran.
Dance Sauvage 150-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, lost place and dropped to mid-division approaching 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 12, 24l behind Icy Colt (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.