Omokoroa completed a routine success in a modest novice event at Hexham earlier this month. He didn't need to be at his best that day but faces a stiffer task here under a penalty. Another Dimension stepped up markedly on his hurdling debut when winning by eight lengths at Huntingdon in March. Provided he's fully wound up following a short break, Rose Dobbin's charge looks the main danger to LATIN CONNECTION. Stuart Crawford's five-year-old is more exposed than some but has been knocking on the door in arguably stronger company, though today's quicker surface is something of a concern.
Another Dimension (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd from 3rd, left in lead after 5th, ridden before last, drew clear run-in, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Wiesentraum (11-2) by 8l, 15 ran.
Omokoroa (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Led to before 3rd, tracked leader, led again approaching 2 out, ridden clear between last 2, driven right out flat (no time taken), won at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf beating Dr Flynn (10-12) by 9l, 5 ran.
Bubses Boy 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged 5th, lost place 3 out, soon outpaced, left moderate 4th next, 4th of 5, 28l behind Flichity (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gf in Apr.
Highland Cathedral 100-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4 out, weakened after next, 9th of 12, well behind Eyre Square (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Latin Connection (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, headway 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 5th of 11, 18l behind Pokfulham (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Norminster 25-1 (10-7) In touch on outside, lost place 4 out, mistake next, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 11, 50l behind Almond Court (9-13) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Rats 100-1 (11-0) Took keen hold towards rear, behind from 7th, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Scriptwriter (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Mocha (FR) 66-1 (10-4) Tracked winner, hit 6th, disputed 2nd 3 out until one pace from next, 4th of 10, 22l behind Jammia (10-13) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Supreme Dawn 100-1 (10-5) In rear when hampered and unseated rider after 3rd, in a race won by Omokoroa (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf, 5 ran.
Tobayornottobay 66-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, led 1st, mistake 3rd, wandered next, headed 7th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Sweet Irony (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.