The two penalised winners, Nodda High Kid and Rendl Beach, will find it very difficult to cope with MAKARI here and Noel Wilson's recent acquisition can begin paying back some of the £100,000 outlay his owners forked out after he finished a close second to the fancied Benign Dictator at Haydock last month. Nodda High Kid started an incredible 80/1 when holding off Brindisi Breeze over the C&D but Rendl Beach attracted support on his debut here and his followers hardly had a monent's concern. Walser is very much a staying type so he did well to get so close at Catterick but Isabelle B let her many supporters down as she made her debut at Wetherby and will need to do much better.
Nodda High Kid 80-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, challenged 2f out, soon led, headed narrowly well inside final furlong, led again close home, won at Musselburgh 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov beating Brindisi Breeze (11-2) by hd, 8 ran.
Rendl Beach (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd beating Ballyvoque (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Antihero 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 45l behind Showmanship (10-9) at Fakenham 2m nhf (6) gd in Oct.
Buffalo Ballet Kayf Tara gelding out of Minora.
Captain Woodhouse Tamayaz gelding out of Woodhouse Bay.
Danebrook Lad (IRE) Indian Danehill gelding out of Lady Brookvale.
Makari 28-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4f out, effort 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to go 2nd towards finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Benign Dictator (11-0) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) gs in Nov.
My Uncle Jack Fair Mix gelding out of Sing And Dance.
Sugar Sands 10-1 (11-12) Held up; stdy prog 4 out; sn outpcd, 4th of 9, 25l behind Jollygoodwelldone (12-5) at Alnwick 2m 4f ptp hvy in Apr '10.
Walser (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Mid-division, pushed along before 5f out, headway before 3f out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind The Wayward Lord (10-13) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Fawdon Lahib filly out of Piracy.
Isabelle B (IRE) 10-3fav (10-12) Held up behind, never a factor, 8th of 18, 39l behind Call Me A Star (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Nov.
Rebeccas Rose (IRE) 150-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, weakened before 6f out, 12th of 15, well behind Special Catch (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft.