FLINTY BAY is hard to oppose in this. He's gone close on his last two starts at Sedgefield and a clear round should see him off the mark over fences. Yachvili may have finished second on his chasing bow at this track but he was beaten a distance and the Irish raider Sean Airgead makes more appeal on his first start over the larger obstacles. Hawaii Klass was winning over timber at Ayr in March and looks best of the remainder.
Bucephalus (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Rolecarr (11-2) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Apr '11, 15 ran.
Flinty Bay (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Held up mid-division on outer, headway before 10th, went 3rd before last, every chance last, driven run-in, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Fill The Power (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Grand Art (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) In touch in mid-division, closed 5th, not fluent next, outpaced 4 out, well held after, 6th of 10, 38l behind Douglas (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Hawaii Klass 66-1 (10-8) Held up in mid-division, in rear when not fluent 7th, stayed on flat, no impression, 7th of 20, 25l behind Alpha Victor (10-8) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Maypole Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid div, not qckn 3out, ko onepce, 6th of 18, 17l behind Elembridge King (12-0) at Largy 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, progress to be close up approaching 2 out, 4th and kept on same pace under pressure from last, 5th of 16, 8l behind Battling Boru (11-10) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May.
Wave Power (IRE) 8-1 (12-3) Held up; hdwy 18; no imp, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Racing Ace (12-0) at Mordon 3m 5f ptp fm in May.
Yachvili (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 6 out, ridden before last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 29l behind Shoegazer (11-5) at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in May.