The market will be the best guide to Donald McCain's newcomer The Weatherman, a half-brother to the trainer's winning bumper and hurdler Dorabelle. He can't be ruled out but ANITOPIA didn't do a great deal wrong on his debut at Perth last month and Linda Perratt's grey is probably the one to beat today. Littlemissmoffatt should comfortably confirm Hexham running with George My Friend but is unlikely to be good enough to open her account here
Anitopia 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway 6f out, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Dome Run (10-10) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Castle Nook Apprehension gelding out of Sea Fly.
Crofton Lane 50-1 (11-3) In rear, headway 8f out, weakened 5f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Dome Run (10-10) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
George My Friend 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leading pair, driven and outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 5, 33l behind No Planning (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gf.
Bear With Rupert Act One gelding out of Rose Bay.
Fleet Fox Alflora gelding out of Minora.
The Weatherman (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Stateable Case.
Little Missmoffatt 12-1 (10-2) Tracked leading pair, effort to chase winner 3f out to 2f out, sson one pace, no impression with leading pair final furlong, 3rd of 5, 10l behind No Planning (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gf.
Mia Matriarch Silver Patriarch mare out of Youandi.
War Kitty 50-1 (9-12) Led at steady pace, hung left on paddock bend 10f out, increased tempo 8f out, headed 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 6, 19l behind Arbeo (11-9) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft in Mar.