This looks wide-open, though The Orange Rogue is still a maiden and he and Allow Me will have to improve on their latest efforts to figure. Rhymers Ha' hasn't really been firing this term but is dropping down the weights whereas Caerlaverock was raised 7lb for finishing second at Sedgefield. Bop Along just scraped home at Hexham and has been done no favours by the handicapper so we'll take a chance on the fitness of WALSER, who has been keeping slightly better company including when third at Newcastle back in January. Sealous Scout may need to drop a few pounds before getting his head in front and Makhzoon's two wins this season have been in a claimer and a seller.
Makhzoon (USA) 11-2 (11-4) Led, headed narrowly after 4 out, ridden after next, regained lead 2 out, 2 lengths clear last, headed flat, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Too Cool To Fool (10-4) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Walser (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd and one pace from 3 out, pressed for 2nd when not fluent last, no impression on winner, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Big Society (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Rhymers Ha' 20-1 (11-6) Led to 1st, chased leader to 3rd, soon lost place, behind and ridden 4 out, no danger after, 5th of 10, 18l behind Keeneland (11-11) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Bop Along (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden after last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar beating Greensalt (11-2) by shd, 14 ran.
The Orange Rogue (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, jumped left 1st, lost 2nd before 5th, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 10, well behind Stonebrook (11-3) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Sealous Scout (IRE) 15-2 (10-8) Prominent, ridden after 4 out, beaten before next, stayed on to take moderate 3rd flat, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Spencer Lea (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f (3) sft in Feb.
Allow Me 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leader to 6th, lost place 8th, soon tailed off, last of 6, 38l behind Indian Voyage (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Caerlaverock (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, headway 9th, went 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Boris The Blade (9-10) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.