Bop Along will probably run in the previous race which may have left the door open for SEALOUS SCOUT to add to his victory in a Kelso handicap as he faces lesser opposition in this. Point-to-point winner Cobajayisland has hinted at ability in a couple of hurdle starts and is probably the one for forecast-backers unless one of the newcomers proves above average.
Bop Along (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Forty Crown (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Sealous Scout (IRE) 7-4fav (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd and raced wide, led 7th, hit 2 out, kept on, pushed out, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Apr beating Allow Me (10-13) by 4l, 7 ran.
Benefit In Kind (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 4 out and reminders, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Silver Gent (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Casual Cavalier (IRE) 125-1 (10-13) Mid-division, under pressure 6th, weakened 4 out, 8th of 12, 49l behind Cape York (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Cobajayisland (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway before 8th, went 3rd before last, faded run-in, 5th of 11, 6l behind Silver Gent (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Mangas Colorades (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, ridden before 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 31l behind Oscar Fortune (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr '13.
Speedy Star (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened 6f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Wee Giant (9-5) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct (flat).
Victoria Oats Old Vic mare out of Easter Oats.