Last Of The Bunch is sure to have his supporters here being only 2lb higher than when runner-up to Rushwee at Wetherby - this longer trip should be more to his liking. Malin Bay was third over 2m on his reappearance at Newcastle and is entitled to strip fitter today, while What A Steel was made favourite for a similar contest at Market Rasen last month and is only a pound higher. Bene Lad won over a slightly shorter trip here last month before finishing third at Newcastle and is still at the right end of the handicap but we're going take a chance on WHAT A DREAM. Though behind Delightfully when only seventh over 3m here last month, the five-year-old pulled much too hard that day and is better judged on an earlier second at Kelso where he showed himself to be suited by a soft surface.
Currahee 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, pushed along approaching 4 out, ridden to chase clear winner approaching last, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Midnight Chase (11-12) at Hexham 3m 1f nov chs (4) gf in May.
Malin Bay (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden before and chased front pair before last, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 17, 8l behind The Magic Bishop (10-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Last of The Bunch 7-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Rushwee (11-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Oscar Honey (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Blundered 1st, soon towards rear and struggling, pulled up after 9th, in a race won by Le Platino (10-11) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Oct, 12 ran.
Charlie Bucket 8-1 (11-2) Towards rear, lost place and dropped rear approaching 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 14, 44l behind Too Cool To Fool (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Mr Preacher Man 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden approaching last, stayed on gamely to lead towards finish, won at Kelso 3m 1f beg chase (4) sft in Feb '10 beating Double Default (11-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
King Sandor (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, reminders approaching 4th, well behind when jumped left 7th, 13th of 15, well behind Problema Tic (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
What A Dream 7-1 (11-5) Raced keenly, mid-division, chased leaders under pressure, after 4 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, 47l behind Arctic Court (11-7) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Delightfully (FR) 9-1 (10-7) Behind, headway on wide outside 8th, chased leaders 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 13, 14l behind Arctic Court (11-7) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Kempski 40-1 (10-8) Led, headed approaching last, soon led again, headed narrowly flat, battled gamely to force dead heat post, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov deadheating with Fair Spin (10-9), 14 ran.
What A Steel (IRE) 9-2fav (10-1) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway when not clear run approaching 2 out, went 3rd flat, not trouble front pair, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Apache Chant (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Jan.
Davy Boy Legend (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, mistake 3rd, towards rear approaching next, struggling from 4 out, 12th of 13, 46l behind Silverlord (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Bene Lad (IRE) 10-3 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Kings Guard (10-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.