Dawn Ride looks to be in the handicapper's grip again now but there are certainly possibilities about PEEDEEQUE, who was third off a higher mark in a much better race at Doncaster three runs ago and far from disgraced over 3m at Market Rasen last time when subsequent Hexham second Lawgiver was behind. He gets the vote though Winning Habit must be a danger on his second to the in-form Velator at Newbury and the lightly-raced Winstone got off the mark over 2m4f at Newcastle earlier this month.
Winstone (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Prominent, challenged 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and pressed last, headed run-in, rallied to regain lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Sparkling Hand (10-13) by hd, 9 ran.
Lawgiver (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, pushed along after 2 out, headway to chase winner before last, kept on, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Majestic Mayhem (11-4) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Peedeeque 9-1 (10-8) Chasing leaders at 4th, went 2nd 3 out until last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Vintage Star (11-0) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Scriptwriter (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) With leader and keen, weakened from 3 out, pecked badly last, 9th of 17, 38l behind Monkey Milan (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Mid-division when fell 3rd, in a race won by Cilliseal (10-13) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 13 ran.
Angel Sun (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened 4 out, 7th of 14, 50l behind Alsahil (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Winning Habit 7-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 6th, chased winner 3 out, ridden and carried head awkwardly before 2 out, stayed on flat, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Velator (11-6) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Layla's Boy 9-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, blundered 5th, ridden approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, 5th of 11, 32l behind Politelysed (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Whiskey Ridge (IRE) 13-8fav (10-0) Wanted to hang left virtually throughout, led to 6th, with leader, led again after 10th, headed 14th, lost place 3 out, soon beaten, last of 5, 13l behind Kaybeew (11-12) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.