HELLBENDER has proven form on soft going and off a mark that is some way lower than that on an artificial surface, we take him to score again. Zaplamation ran well at Hamilton last time out and were the ground to dry out, he would make plenty of appeal on this occasion. Castle Myth is exposed though rider Dale Swift is performing at the top of his game. Morocchius has been something of a serial underachiever though it would be folly to rule him out. Rowan Lodge needs little introduction to followers of Northern racing and it is worth noting that his trainer won this last year. Tombellini is a son of Tomba so one would be very surprised if he weren't able to demonstrate improved form for a switch to this much slower surface.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Close up, pushed along halfway, lost place over 2f out, eased, 14th of 16, 27l behind Miami Gator (11-2) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd.
Rowan Lodge (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Mason Hindmarsh (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Castle Myth (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders until lost place over 4f out, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Ours (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Baraconti (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 24l behind Zambuka (8-5) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Morocchius (USA) 7-2fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Northern Flyer (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Petrocelli 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Opening Nite (9-3) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tombellini (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Raced in rear, never a factor, last of 14, 25l behind Not My Choice (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
No Quarter (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Settled in mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 5l behind Not My Choice (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Zaplamation (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 5l behind Casino Night (8-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Hellbender (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Hazzard County (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.