This looks the stronger of the two divisions as a number have already shown some promise. Beer Goggles is fancied to confirm Carlisle running with Bollin Ace and has been knocking on the door. Australasia kept on well for pressure at Newcastle on his debut while Ca Le Ferra has been placed in his last two at Musselbrugh and is gradually getting there. TEN TREES stepped up markedly on her first run when third at Catterick. The fourth only found one too good at Sedgefield last week and Alan Swinbank's mare looks the one to beat this time.
Australasia (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Led, headed about halfway, soon slightly hampered, led again over 4f out, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 7l behind Jurby (11-4) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) gd.
Bien Diablo (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Held up; short-lived eff 14; wknd 4 out; pu last, in a race won by Port Echo (11-7) at Fife 3m ptp gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Ca Le Ferra (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Close up, led over 9f out, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind One More Go (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Geordie Dave Overbury gelding out of Evening Splash.
Silva Samourai Proclamation gelding out of Ladykirk.
Temple Tiger Tamure gelding out of Filey Flyer.
Beer Goggles (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) In rear, headway 5f out, ridden and chase clear winner 3f out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Speredek (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.
Bollin Ace 3-1 (10-10) Held up, headway over 6f out, outpaced over 4f out, headway under pressure 2f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Speredek (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.
Ten Trees 17-2 (10-7) Towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, soon outpaced, headway over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Midnight Tour (11-0) at Catterick 2m NHF (5) gs.
Littlemissylennon 80-1 (9-11) With leader, led halfway, soon veered badly left, headed over 4f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, well behind Jurby (11-4) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) gd.