This looks to lie between Liathroidisneachta and Pontiff, with the former getting the vote. Despite having been beaten at short odds last time, that came over an inadequate two miles and, particularly if judged on his second to Glasker Mill at Haydock the time before, the selection looks to hold outstanding claims today. He had the promising Pontiff well behind him in that Haydock contest although Mark Pitman's runner can still make the frame. Of the others, Geordie Peacock has yet to build on last season's bumper promise but, in such a modest contest, cannot be ruled out of a good run and Hidden Storm, although modest, has at least shown that she stays today's trip under these conditions. Overall, though, Liathroidisneachta gets a solid vote.
Breezy Warrior (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) 5th of 10, 29l behind Mystical Feelings (11-2) at Hexham 2m 4f ptp gf in May.
Curate (USA) 150-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, lost place after 7th, weakened quickly and pulled up 5 out in race won by Atlantic Jane (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m mdn hdl (3) gs in Feb, 7 ran.
Geordie Peacock (IRE) 17-2 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 8th, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 13, well behind Harrycone Lewis (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Hambaphambili 28-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, blundered 6th, weakened well before 3 out, 4th of 10, 36l behind Zipalong Lad (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Pontiff (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Held up, headway after 4th, ridden and every chance approaching 3 out, quickly weakened after, 3rd of 14, well behind Glasker Mill (11-11) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Eileens Comet 100-1 (10-11) Always behind, last of 18, well behind Allegedly So (10-9) at Hexham 2m nhf (H) gs in Apr.
Hidden Storm (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, chased leaders after 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 12, 48l behind Silverio (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy in Feb.