A race that could produce plenty of dead wood but Bedlam Boy, Bay Swift and My Best Secret are all worth noting with the vote going to Bedlam Boy. The selection has run with great credit on both his bumper runs having finished in the frame on both starts in big fields. That form looks good enough and with a clear round he ran win first time of asking. Bay Swift comes from the same yard as the selection but is an unknown quantity having his first run in public. He comes from a yard that do well with their horses so he has to be respected and any market moves should be noted. My Best Secret ran a blinder on his race course debut at Musselburgh but was a bitter disappointment at the same track last time out. If forgiven the poor show as it was too bad to be true he has a chance but is still to be treated with caution. So for the winner we return to Bedlam Boy.
Barons Knight 100-1 (10-10) Mid-division when blundered and unseated rider in race won by Lethem Air (11-0) at Perth 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr, 12 ran.
Bay Swift (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Arrogant Miss.
Bedlam Boy (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden to chase leaders 3f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 19, 8l behind Young Albert (11-4) at Ayr 2m nhf (H) sft in Dec.
My Best Secret 11-2 (11-2) Pushed along towards rear, always struggling, 13th of 14, well behind Agent Lois (10-6) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nhf (H) gf in Nov.
Boxclever 33-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 3 out, driven and kept on from next, never troubled leaders, 5th of 13, 8l behind Character Building (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Nonotreally 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, no impression, 6th of 16, 23l behind Boulders Beach (11-0) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Thatlldoforme 200-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 10th of 14, 18l behind Singhalongtasveer (10-12) at Kelso 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Wolds Way 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 14, 36l behind Scribano Eile (10-11) at Wetherby 2m nhf (5) hvy in Mar.