Shore Thing can land the opener with Nanosecond and Mr Aitch taken to contest second. The selection was a seventy rated handicapper on the Flat who shaped well on his hurdling bow when chasing home Ouzbeck over course and distance. He was a warm order next time only to pull up when something went amiss but he has been given plenty of time to get over whatever ailed him. The Egerton/McCoy partnership boasts a healthy strike rate and it's only the modest form of the stable that tempers confidence. Mr Aitch would be one of the likelier beneficiaries if he fails to run his race following his hard-fought win in a handicap last time but official ratings leave him with something to find with Petito who is still a maiden but who has made the frame on four of his nine starts. Kirkhammerton has place claims once again but Nanosecond may emerge as a bigger danger. Evan Williams is in great form at present and market support for this moderate Flat handicapper on his hurdling bow should be noted but Shore Thing's experience earns him the vote for the time being.
Mr Aitch (IRE) 9-4jt-fav (11-7) Held up, headway after 4 out, led between last 2, hit last, ridden and stayed on flat, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May beating Spiritual Society (11-10) by 2l, 6 ran.
Eva Soneva So Fast (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) In rear, pushed along approaching 3rd, soon tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Golan Way (11-0) at Stratford 2m nov hdl (3) gd in May.
Foreign Edition (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 22l behind Wee Charlie Castle (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf in Jun (Flat).
Ice Lad (NZ) 100-1 (11-4) Held up, behind when pulled up 2 out in race won by Buster Hyvonen (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan '07, 18 ran.
Kirkhammerton (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out to next, soon ridden and one pace, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Flying Grey (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
More Shennanigans 200-1 (10-12) In touch until lost touch 4 out, 12th of 16, well behind Mizen Raven (10-12) at Perth 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Nanosecond (USA) 5-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden and lost place from 4f out, eased 2f out, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Bienheureux (8-11) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr (Flat).
Pertemps Green 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away, ridden 3f out, no chance final 2f, 11th of 13, 12l behind Halfwaytoparadise (8-8) at Brighton 7f clm (6) gs in Oct (Flat).
Petito (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Close-up, led approaching 3 out, ridden, headed approaching 2 out, soon one pace, 4th of 14, 24l behind Leo's Lucky Star (11-0) at N Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Shore Thing (IRE) 8-15fav (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, weakened quickly and pulled up 3 out in race won by Popcorn Rosie (10-4) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Nov, 12 ran.
So Extreme 150-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, mid-division, behind from 4th, 5th of 11, well behind Our Choice (11-5) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Beech Games 66-1 (10-7) Held up, mistakes, behind after 4th, 11th of 14, well behind Kingscape (11-1) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.