It's been a frustrating couple of years for supporters of BEIDH TINE ANSEO but this is surely his big chance to end a long losing run. Lucinda Russell's six-year-old has been holding his own in better company and the uphill finish here suits his style of running. Endeavor has enjoyed a successful campaign, winning five times, but he's now on a career-high mark while Civil Unrest usually finds at least one too good. King Mak and Bob's Dream may be best of the rest as Surprise Vendor appears to have lost his way.
Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) In rear, headway before 3 out, no extra flat, 4th of 9, 6l behind Red Merlin (11-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Civil Unrest (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Close up, led from 2nd, hit 6th, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 10, 37l behind Aland Islands (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
King Mak 14-1 (10-13) Led, headed after 3rd, weakened before 3 out, 13th of 17, 26l behind Monarch's Way (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Bob's Dream (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, under pressure 8th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up and dismounted 50 yards from finish, in a race won by Primrose Time (10-5) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) With leader, pushed along 3 out, every chance before last, soon weakened, last of 9, 24l behind Parson's Punch (10-7) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Sumak (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Behind, blundered and unseated rider 9th, in a race won by Carmela Maria (10-8) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Endeavor 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, soon in touch in 3rd, in 4th and looking one pace when hit rail after 3 out and unseated rider, in a race won by Alba King (9-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar, 5 ran.
Avanos (FR) 18-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened approaching 6th, tailed off, 5th of 8, 22l behind Bocamix (11-2) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Solis (GER) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leader, pushed along and outpaced from 3 out, ridden after last, kept on from last, just held close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Balnagore (10-12) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May '10.