WHATDOIDOWITHTHAT goes well here and appears to have been found a good opportunity to continue in the same vein. Delightfully and Rivington Park are expected to make this a stern test, while Glen Rouge may be the leader of Nicky Richards' triumvirate of acceptors. With only one win between them, it is safe to say you are unlikely to be knocked down in the rush to side with the Richards team on this occasion, though. Rivington Park deserves a change of fortune and it will be interesting to see how the market reacts to his chances. Ostensibly the gelding is not bred to be a stayer but, he has lacked a change of gear over the minimum trip; so it appears to be a logical choice to try him over further. Delightfully was a shade disappointing last time out and has a bit to prove. However, she had previously shown progressive form, so it may just have been an off day. Softening of the ground will help her cause. However, even under top weight Whatdoidowiththat has a live chance in this company. Sue Smith's gelding arrives back at Hexham in good heart and as, he is already a dual course winner; his proven ability to cope with the harsh nature of this course is a big positive when assessing his chance.
Whatdoidowiththat 8-1 (10-3) Prominent, outpaced 9th, headway to chase winner after 3 out until last, weakened flat, 5th of 13, 20l behind Minella Boys (11-2) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Jan.
Delightfully (FR) 15-8fav (11-5) In touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened from next, 5th of 6, 26l behind Francesco (10-1) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Doctor Kilbride (IRE) 17-2 (10-0) In touch, challenged 4 out, kept on and every chance between last 2, one pace flat, 4th of 10, 9l behind C'monthehammers (10-12) at Perth 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Rennington Blue (IRE) 80-1 (10-4) Towards rear, struggling 4 out, 14th of 15, 22l behind Pontop (10-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Mar.
Soul Angel 7-1 (10-10) In touch, joined leader 3rd, soon led, headed when hit 3 out, weakened next, last of 6, 34l behind Lockstown (11-0) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Rivington Pike (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Chased leader, outpaced approaching 5th, headway from 3 out, chased winner approaching last, no impression, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Barashi (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo nov sll hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Dukeofchesterwood 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, outpaced 7th, soon well behind, 10th of 11, 32l behind Run Forest Run (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.
Glen Rouge (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Close up, pushed along after 7th, weakened 4 out, 9th of 15, well behind Finbin (10-13) at Newcastle 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Mar.
Lady Sambury 8-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, headway 5th, chased leader approaching 3 out, soon every chance, weakened approaching last, 4th of 15, 16l behind Benmadigan (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Apr.
Almond Court (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, left distant 4th 3 out, 4th of 10, well behind San Deng (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gf in Apr.
Silveretta 150-1 (11-0) Always behind, 11th of 13, well behind Daurica (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Cashback Rose (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, outpaced after 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off from last, 5th of 10, well behind Trinity Rose (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in May '08.
Beau Peak 66-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Barton Grey (11-7) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.