Perseid is two from two around here but it looked as though the handicapper had caught up with him last time at Hexham. AMUSE ME (NAP) is also unbeaten on this track and couldn't be in better form. The grey won in a canter over course and distance earlier this month and followed up in equally impressive fashion off a 7lb higher mark at Carlisle 10 days later. He'll need to defy a penalty to complete the hat-trick but is hard to oppose. Light The City is another who goes well here but he's returning from a break while the maiden Rocky Two has enough weight on his handicap debut.
Amuse Me 2-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division approaching 6th, slightly hampered 8th, chased leaders before 3 out, 2nd soon after 2 out, led before last, clear when switched right to avoid lose horse run-in, eased towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct beating Pied Du Roi (11-12) by 10l, 14 ran.
Light The City (IRE) 9-4 (11-11) Led, headed 3 out, no extra after next, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Kayfton Pete (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Camachoice (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Always in rear, weakened 3 out, last of 9, 37 3/4l behind Stormbay Bomber (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Rocky Two (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 2 out, left 2nd from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Ardmay (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Hail The Brave (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Made most, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Playhara (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Close up, outpaced before 5th, 7th of 12, 22l behind Endeavor (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Perseid (IRE) 3-1fav (10-1) Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 13, 18 1/2l behind Five In A Row (11-12) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Polarbrook (IRE) 100-1 (11-8) Not fluent in rear, well beaten before 3 out, mistake 2 out, 8th of 11, 31 1/2l behind Back By Midnight (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Vodka Red (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, not fluent 2 out, led going strongly before last, stormed clear flat, eased towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Mar beating Solway Dornal (10-4) by 12l, 6 ran.
Danceintothelight 22-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 12, 24 1/4l behind Darsi Dancer (11-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (5) gd in Oct.