Beaten only a neck over track and trip last month, MAH MATE BOB went one better at Sedgefield last time when beating subsequent winner Treasure Dillon with the rest well behind. He’s fancied to make another bold bid on the strength of that form. L'attendue is another recent winner at Sedgefield and has the scope for further progress while Bingo D'Olivate can also figure back up in distance today. But Lastin' Memories still looks a shade high in the weights having finished seven lengths behind the winner over these obstacles last month and Seapoint has plenty to find with a couple of these.
Mah Mate Bob (IRE) 15-8fav (11-3) Made all, driven when pressed 2 out, edged right closing stages, kept on well under pressure, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Mar beating Treasure Dillon (12-2) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Summer Lightening 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, plugged on from 4 out, went modest 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 16 3/4l behind Paper Promise (10-12) at Newcastle 2m (4) hvy in Mar.
Sultans Hero 200-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent and struggling from next, 9th of 11, dist behind Lucky Lover Boy (10-7) at Newcastle 2m (4) gs in Mar.
Bullion (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 4 out, not fluent 3 out, no extra next, 6th of 8, 19l behind Sunny Destination (11-1) at Kelso 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Skyhill (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Prominent, reminders after 6th, weakened approaching 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Mar.
Bingo D'Olivate (FR) 9-4fav (11-8) Held up in touch, chased leaders 4 out, every chance 2 out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 8, 7 1/4l behind Strait Run (10-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (5) hvy in Mar.
Seapoint (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, hit 3rd, not fluent next, headway after 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 18 1/2l behind L'attendue (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Mar.
Lastin' Memories 3-1 (10-10) Tracked leading pair until jumped slowly 4 out, rallied and went 2nd on inside soon after 3 out, well held next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Arctic Road (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Mar.
Wild Sam (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, struggling before next, well beaten 3 out, 7th of 8, 28l behind Sunny Destination (11-1) at Kelso 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Schlipf 66-1 (11-1) Keen, tracked leader, hard driven after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 8, 15 1/4l behind Mah Mate Bob (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Gatacre Street 16-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 35 3/4l behind Sweet Vinetta (10-5) at Catterick 2m 3f (4) sft in Dec.
Watching Over 80-1 (10-12) Behind, not fluent 1st, beaten 5th, tailed off after 5 out, pulled up 3 out, at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) sft in Mar.
Ex S'elance (FR) 12-1 (10-0) Held up, well beaten from 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, dist behind Dorking Cock (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Feb.
L'attendue (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Soon led, headed approaching 2 out, rallied to lead again last, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Mar beating Avondhu Pearl (10-5) by 3 3/4l, 11 ran.
Madam Scully 150-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off, 9th of 13, dist behind Pink Legend (10-12) at Catterick 2m (4) sft in Mar.
Cully Mac (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, soon ridden, never on terms, 8th of 14, 18 1/2l behind Diggin Deep (11-7) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (5) gd in Nov.