tracked leaders in 4th and keen, headway before 2 out, hit last, soon ridden, led run-in, kept on and headed close home
tracked leaders, headway before 2 out, stayed on to lead close home
held up mid-division, headway to go 5th before 2 out, one pace
led, ridden and headed run-in, weakened towards finish
tracked leader and keen, took closer order 6th, ridden before last, soon weakened
in rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened
held up in touch and keen, effort before 2 out, soon weakened
held up towards rear, weakened from 8th, tailed off before 2 out
behind, outpaced 7th, weakened from 2 out
always behind, ridden before 6th, soon struggling
took keen hold, not fluent 1st, unseated rider next
Bobs Lord Tara opened his account over timber by winning a three-runner contest over a shorter trip here last month while though Shades Of Midnight never figured in Grade 2 company behind Glingerburn last time, he won at Kelso earlier. But, with the latter pair penalised and a conditional taking 5lb off, DEFINITE SOLDIER (NAP) gets the nod. He caught the eye staying on for third over today's trip at Ayr last time and should have come on for that racecourse debut. Bumper winner Glacial Rock struggled with his jumping on his hurdling bow but Solway Prince may figure if taking to the obstacles.
Bobs Lord Tara 7-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led before last, kept on well, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Burtons Well (11-7) by 8l, 3 ran.
Shades Of Midnight 25-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 28l behind Glingerburn (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Feb.
Definite Soldier (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, headway 4 out, outpaced 2 out, kept on from last, went 3rd place close home, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Mossies Well (10-12) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Glacial Rock (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge approaching 3 out, not fluent next, soon weakened, 4th of 14, 24l behind Prairie Town (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Mr Hopeful (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) In rear and jumped slow, pushed along before 6th, never dangerous, last of 11, well behind Cyrus Darius (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Parles Pond (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place and behind after 5th, tailed off 3 out, 7th of 10, well behind Cyrus Darius (11-6) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Solway Prince 4-1 (10-4) Disputed lead until led 8f out, ridden and headed 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Becauseshesaidso (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
The Late Shift 7-2 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 6, 21l behind Oscar Blue (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Cushcapple (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tr ldrs, 4l 3rd at 6th, 4th 1/2way, rdn to hold pos 5out, no ex & drpd to rr 4out, eased 2out, pu last, in a race won by Peggy Do (12-2) at Fairyhouse 3m ire ptp gs in May, 11 ran.
Palmello 100-1 (10-2) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 7th of 9, well behind Venue (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Solway Summer 150-1 (10-7) Behind, ridden 4th, tailed off before 4 out, 4th of 7, well behind Mawaqeet (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.