Dawn Ride has rediscovered the winning habit and is chasing a hat-trick after a couple of recent wins at Newcastle. He's still on a much lower mark than over fences and could easily land this with Joe Colliver taking off 7lb. Markadam won very easily over 2m4f at Carlisle last week and is well worth a try over this longer trip while Seymour Eric produced his best run so far over 3m at Ffos Las in January and is a rare runner here for Michael Scudamore. TARTAN TIGER was the subject of a gamble at Sedgefield in December but never looked likely to get into contention. However, he was noted staying on over 3m1f at Musselburgh next time and it could be he just needed a step up in distance - he gets a tentative vote here.
Hooky's Diamond 18-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway before 7th, in 4th and pushed along before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 10, 35l behind Stormion (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, clear from next, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Bolt From The Blue (9-9) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Markadam 16-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before and hit 3 out, clear after next, won at Carlisle 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft beating Around A Pound (10-7) by 15l, 16 ran.
Tartan Tiger (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden and no impression 4 out, plugged on from last, went 4th flat, 4th of 11, 17l behind Sam D'oc (9-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Cilliseal (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Towards rear, effort before 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, well behind Brindisi Breeze (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Filbert Fox (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake 4th, pushed along before and mistake 6 out, outpaced from 5 out, in 4th and well held when hit 3 out, last of 5, 34l behind Sammy Spiderman (10-7) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Seymour Eric 11-1 (10-0) Held up, headway after 6th, chased winner after 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Pension Plan (10-11) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Pen Gwen (FR) 9-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, raced wide chasing leaders, led 4th, headed soon after 4 out, outpaced and lost place before next, stayed on again approaching last, went 4th flat, kept on, 4th of 10, 6l behind Shan Valley (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Legbeforewicket 12-1 (10-6) Always behind, 9th of 14, well behind See The Legend (10-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Bach Street Girl (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up, jumped slowly and last 3rd, not fluent 5th, behind 7th, tailed off 10th, pulled up after, in a race won by Storming Gale (11-0) at Bangor 3m beg chase (4) gd in Feb, 8 ran.
Almond Court (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Made most to before 13th, mistake 11th, outpaced when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, 46l behind Glacial Rambler (10-0) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Hathamore 7-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, reminders after 5th, soon outpaced, 5th of 11, 18l behind Blinka Me (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Westwire Toby (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, soon mid-division on outer, pushed along and lost place after 3rd, behind from 5th, 7th of 11, well behind Blinka Me (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.