Rio Cobolo has crept back up the weights despite not winning but SECRET CITY is moving in the opposite direction. The latter won off a 4lb higher mark last year and will have come on for a recent reappearance at Newcastle. The Mongoose and Vale Of Clara have bits of form on the all-weather that could see them figure and Alluring Star will be taking advantage of a slip down the weights before long. Mysterious Wonder scored at Hamilton in September and is 3lb higher today.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) In touch, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Welliesinthewater (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (5) fbs in Mar.
Secret City (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Graceful Act (8-5) at Newcastle 7f app hcp (6) sft.
Marcus Caesar (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 14l behind Ad Vitam (9-4) at Redcar 7f (6) gf.
Red Joker (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Ridden along in rear, outpaced 5f out, last of 7, 40l behind Pravda Street (9-8) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Dec.
The Mongoose 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, effort on inner over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 7, 9l behind Gaelic Silver (9-11) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol.
Alluring Star 12-1 (8-7) Led until over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 15l behind Graceful Act (8-5) at Newcastle 7f app hcp (6) sft.
Morna's Glory 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 31l behind Ioannou (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec '12.
Mysterious Wonder 4-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden halfway, outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 2l behind Kept (9-0) at Southwell 7f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 9l behind Llewellyn (9-8) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) sft.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Outpaced, never on terms, 6th of 9, 11l behind Orwellian (9-3) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Mar.
Thrust Control (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Went left start, led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 11, 9l behind Justonefortheroad (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gd.
Jack Barker 66-1 (9-9) Chased leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 21l behind Active Spirit (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (5) gd.