Winning pointer Just Georgie was second in a Cork bumper in the spring on his debut under Rules. Sue Smith should find a race over hurdles for him before long if not today. Big River won a Kelso bumper in March and should also make a hurdler while Smuggler's Stash is another winning pointer. Rose Dobbin also runs Mister Don but he didn't show much on his hurdles bow at Hexham. Towerburn was second at Hexham in May but VALNAMIXE DU MEE's run behind Gingli at Carlisle in April looks stronger form so he gets a tentative vote.
Baysbrown (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway from 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 12, 26 3/4l behind Vancouverite (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) gd in Oct.
Big River (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, hard pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Kelso 2m (6) gs in Mar beating Gully's Edge (11-3) by hd, 11 ran.
Chain Of Beacons 8-1 (11-0) Led to before 1st, tracked leading pair from next, outpaced in modest 4th 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last, at Hexham 2m (4) gs in Mar.
Herecomesnelson (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 18 1/4l behind Micklegate Run (10-12) at Kelso 2m (5) gs in May.
Just Georgie 9-2fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 4th with a circuit to race, ridden in 4th when slightly bumped over 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out without troubling winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Justforjames (12-0) at Cork 2m 4f sft in Apr.
Palermo Don 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, closed 3 out, 5th and no impression next, weakening when mistake last, 5th of 9, 19 1/4l behind Canicallyouback (11-5) at Warwick 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Petapenko 14-1 (11-9) Chased leader, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 9, 19 1/2l behind Fagan (11-2) at Perth 2m (6) gs in Sep.
Tickanrun (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, dist behind Vancouverite (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) gd in Oct.
Towerburn (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Chased clear leaders, closed 3 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Venue (11-4) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.
Valnamixe Du Mee (FR) 25-1 (10-13) Led, jumped slowly when headed 3rd, lost place approaching next, rallied 2 out, stayed on well closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Gingili (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 1f (4) gs in Apr.
Whatsthestoryman (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 12, 28 3/4l behind Oscar Blue (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Cosmic Tigress 18-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway before 2 out, in 4th and looking held when hampered last, one pace, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Ardmay (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Mister Don (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 12, dist behind Oscar Blue (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Smuggler's Stash (IRE) 7-2 (12-2) Rcd 4th, 15l 4th 6out, lft clsr 3rd 4out & went 2nd bef 2out, ld gng best bef last, went clr flat, won at Dromahane 3m mdn sft in Mar beating Adeenne De Sevres (11-11) by 8l, 10 ran.