Northern Acres bids for a hat-trick after scoring over track and trip last time. Up another 7lb today he may find DICKIE HENDERHOOP too good. The latter finished a close-up third in better company at Carlisle on his latest start and should be in the firing-line with a similar effort. Patavium has claims on his recent second at Catterick and Lady Of Verona is another who could figure dropping down a grade. Mootabar finally got off the mark when scoring at Sedgefield recently and Noble Scholar has bits of form that could see him thereabouts at the finish.
Charlie Bucket 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, reminder 4th, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 12, 37l behind Grey Area (10-13) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Patavium (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Danceintothelight (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Garth Mountain 16-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 25l behind Party Rock (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Justjoe (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 3rd, never dangerous, 11th of 14, well behind Runswick Royal (10-13) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Pudsey House 4-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, reminders after 5 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 39l behind Ancient Times (9-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Northern Acres 6-1 (11-0) In rear, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, challenged last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar beating Notonebuttwo (10-6) by nk, 12 ran.
Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, stayed on well to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mitchell's Way (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Mar.
Robin's Command (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 11, 46l behind Sacco D'oro (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Blaney Bouncer (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, towards rear early, soon tracked leaders, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Bob's World (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Sendiym (FR) 28-1 (10-3) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, soon tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Anna's Arch (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar, 10 ran.
Lady Of Verona (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Soon in touch, went remote 3rd before 4 out, no impression, 3rd of 8, 32l behind Little Glenshee (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Uno Valoroso (FR) 50-1 (11-12) In rear, effort before 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 21l behind Yippee Kiyay (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Grey Command (USA) 50-1 (11-3) Held up, never dangerous, 9th of 15, well behind Buthelezi (11-7) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Leyland (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, led 7th, clear when stumbled on landing 2 out, soon headed, chance when hampered last, kept on, 4th of 11, 7l behind Sacco D'oro (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Noble Scholar (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Led until after 1st, not fluent next, led 5th, headed after next, weakened from 3 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Notonebuttwo (10-11) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Mootabar (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 7th, led before 2 out, clear before last, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Mar beating Ancient Times (11-3) by 4l, 7 ran.
Nisaal (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, struggling 8th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Notonebuttwo (10-11) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Tennessee Bird 7-2fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place 6th, mistake next, effort 3 out, one pace next, 5th of 12, 20l behind Tisfreetdream (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.