Dickie Henderhoop was well supported when coming to grief here last time but he's still a maiden after 19 starts over timber. Ancient Times ran quite well at Catterick last time but he's yet to prove he stays anywhere near this trip unlike Legbeforewicket, who may be better over further. Dundock has the ability to win this though a long absence is off-putting and his stablemate North Brook hasn't shown much to date. SYDNEY COVE won a handicap at Hexham in November from just 3lb lower and might just be good enough in what looks a very poor contest where the betting should be monitored.
Along Came Rosie 22-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway and in touch 6th, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Wise Move (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Jan.
Fashion Stakes 40-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, soon lost place, stayed on under pressure to go 4th 2 out, no impression, 4th of 9, 12l behind Sparkling Hand (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Dundock 13-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, ridden last, one pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Ballymacduff (11-2) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May '10.
Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) In rear, pushed along before and fell 7th, in a race won by Total Rebellion (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jan, 10 ran.
North Brook (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Chased leraders, outpaced 8th, lost place before 4 out, no danger after, tailed off, 6th of 11, 46l behind Daasij (10-9) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Ancient Times (USA) 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led after 3 out, headed approaching next, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Endeavor (11-0) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Legbeforewicket 12-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders until lost place before 6th, rallied after 4 out, went 3rd and every chance when hit 3 out until hung left from 2 out, went 3rd again flat, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Shan Valley (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Without Equal 16-1 (11-0) Raced wide, behind, not fluent 3rd, headway into mid-division next, outpaced 3 out, weakened before next, 9th of 15, 26l behind Endeavor (11-0) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Sydney Cove (IRE) 11-1 (10-6) Towards rear, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 20l behind Total Rebellion (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jan.
See The Legend 7-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4 out, riddeen before 2 out, one pace, 5th of 10, 18l behind Total Rebellion (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jan.
Sported And Played (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Led, ridden after 4 out, soon headed, tailed off 3 out, last of 7, well behind Knockando (11-12) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
No Way Hozay 66-1 (10-0) Raced keenly, held up behind in touch, headway 8th, went 2nd when mistake next, lost place after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Super Ally (11-7) at Kelso 3m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Isla Patriot 14-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along 10th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, 30l behind Via Archimede (11-2) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jan.
Norminster 11-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on from 3 out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Strathaird (9-8) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.