BARREN BROOK was sent off favourite when landing this in 2011 off a 3lb lower mark. A market move today would be interesting and, though Mick Easterby also runs Musselburgh third Kalk Bay, Ted Durcan's mount gets the nod again. Assizes took a step back at Chester but Forget Me Not Lane will have benefited from his fourth at Carlisle while Lord Of The Dance won at Haydock on Wednesday, though will find this more difficult under a penalty. Act Your Shoe Size, Beverley scorer Christmas Light and the luckless Robert The Painter all arrive in decent form and could prove the pick of the remainder.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Led to start, held up in last pair, headway between horses 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Party Royal (8-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Act Your Shoe Size 14-1 (10-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 7, shd behind Regal Hawk (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lady Chaparral 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind It's A Mans World (8-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Raced wide towards rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Powerful Presence (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Assizes 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Barren Brook 13-2 (9-2) Slowly away, went left start, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 17l behind Oddysey (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Forget Me Not Lane (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Cosmic Sun (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 5-2fav (9-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Outlaw Torn (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Goldstorm 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Dandy (8-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Certral 9-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in 6th, no chance when hung right under pressure inside final 2f, 6th of 9, 19l behind Kalk Bay (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Prime Exhibit 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 4th of 11, 6l behind Albaqaa (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Christmas Light 4-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Apache Glory (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leaders final furlong, 5th of 16, 10l behind Educate (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.
I'm Super Too (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up in 5th, pushed along to challenge 2f out, soon chasing leader, staying on same pace when lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Arc Light (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Sunnybridge Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Led, took keen hold, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Whispering Warrior (11-4) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 9-2fav (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind West Leake Hare (8-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Knowe Head (NZ) 13-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dolphin Rock (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Merchant Of Medici 12-1 (10-8) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden and headway 3f out, close up over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Whispering Warrior (11-4) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Dakota Canyon (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 4th place last 50 yards, 4th of 11, 6l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Pravda Street 14-1 (10-6) Slowly away, held up in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 12l behind Whispering Warrior (11-4) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.