Hey Listen was only beaten half-a-length in a higher grade at Perth last month but has been raised 5lb since. Oishin is another eased in grade while Calypso Delegator is less exposed than some. BACK TO BALLOO won here last summer off an 8lb higher mark. Recent form has left much to be desired but he is surely still capable of figuring in a race like this with Ryan Winks claiming 5lb. Louloumills and Lucarno Dancer are probably best watched following a lay-off.
Hey Listen (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 5th until pushed along before 2 out, left in narrow lead 2 out, soon joined, headed last, rallied run-in, just held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind The Compeller (10-9) at Perth 2m hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Back To Balloo (IRE) 33-1 (12-2) Prominent, took keen hold, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 12, 15 3/4l behind Great Colaci (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.
Oishin 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, outpaced 2 out, never near leaders, 8th of 14, 15 1/2l behind Card Game (11-8) at Hexham 2m hcp (3) gd in May.
Russiantom (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, went 4th before 7th, weakened after 3 out, lost remote 4th flat, 5th of 8, dist behind High Jinx (11-0) at Kelso 2m 5f (4) gd in May.
Slaney Craiglegacy (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 30 3/4l behind Great Colaci (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.
Calypso Delegator (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always behind, 8th of 10, 21 1/2l behind Steel City (11-3) at Catterick 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Kisumu 16-1 (11-0) Towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Louloumills 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, outpace before last, kept on same pace and no impression, 5th of 10, 20 3/4l behind Sweet Holly (10-12) at Kelso 2m 5f (4) gd in Sep.
Lucarno Dancer 4-1fav (10-6) Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 19 1/4l behind Main Fact (10-11) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Cherry Princess 25-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, behind next, pulled up before last, at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Rock N'stones (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Led, headed narrowly 2 out, kept on until no extra after last, 5th of 13, 10 3/4l behind Newstart (11-8) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.