Martin Chuzzlewit and Theology were both decent sorts on the Flat. Air Of Glory pulled hard and made mistakes on his hurdling debut but will know more here and Hawdyerwheesht, another Flat winner, was third at Fakenham but beaten more than 20 lengths. A Tail Of Intrigue, Deadly Sting and El Massivo all have the form to figure but SWEET DEAL is worth another chance having been sent off favourite at Sandown in December. That form has worked out well and today's better going will suit. Park Place is lightly raced and is an interesting newcomer from a powerful yard.
A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, hit 4th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 33l behind Discay (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in May.
Birthday Guest (GER) (9-4) won at Dortmund(GER) 1m hcap fbs in Mar, 7 ran (flat).
Deadly Sting (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) In rear, ridden after 3rd, closed when not fluent 6th stayed on under pressure to take 2nd before last, no impression on easy winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Gabrial The Great (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Hawdyerwheesht 9-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway halfway, soon ridden and one pace, 3rd of 11, 23l behind Stephen Hero (10-11) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Martin Chuzzlewit (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Prominent, reminder after 4th, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 13, 47l behind Mister Spingsprong (11-5) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Theology 11-2 (10-12) Led, clear 4th, hit 6th, headed 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Shantou Magic (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Air Of Glory (IRE) 2-1fav (10-8) Raced freely early, mistake 4 out, effort not fluent last, no extra, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Verano (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
El Massivo (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Held up, headway before 3 out, hampered on inside after 2 out, went 2nd before last, stayed on flat, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Never Never (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Park Place 4-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Famous Kid (9-0) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May (flat).
Sweet Deal (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Held up in 6th, headway on outside approaching 3 out, pushed along approaching next, driven and no extra in 4th between last 2, 4th of 8, 10l behind Violet Dancer (11-4) at Sandown 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs in Dec.
Donna's Pride 10-1 (10-7) In rear, blundered 3 out, never dangerous, 4th of 9, 34l behind Broughtons Warrior (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in May.