No prizes for originality here but Middleham looks set to break his maiden tag here for trainer Mark Johnston, while My Valerina can follow him home. The selection ran very green on debut at Newcastle, but showed enough to suggest that he can take this. Already Group 1 entered, he will be better over further, but this is a weak event and he can take advantage. The others who have had a start look very very ordinary and My Valerina is of more interest on debut. She could have enough speed to make the selection break sweat, while Muncaster Castle will be better with a couple of runs under his belt and over further, so we take Middleham to score.
Devilfishpoker Com 25-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear stands side group, never dangerous, last of 14, 28l behind Ingleby Princess (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Joella's Lad 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, driven halfway, soon weakened, last of 12, 15l behind Steady As A Rock (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Middleham (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, edged left 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 6l behind Vital Equine (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Muncaster Castle (IRE) Johannesburg colt, half-brother to winners up to 1m.
Davaye Bold Edge filly out of winning sprinter Last Impression.
My Valerina (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly, half-sister to 1m1f winner Unafraid and winning miler Night Hour.
The Mighty Ogmore 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear stands side group, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Ingleby Princess (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.