Dawn Ride won this a year ago and is back on the same mark so has to be considered. Notonebuttwo couldn't cope with a 10lb rise after his Kelso victory and disappointed here last time but Northern Acres dropped back to the minimum trip for an emphatic victory over Cloverhill Lad here a month ago and must be considered despite an 8lb rise. The runner-up should get closer but Lukey Luke has never won a race and looks too high in the weights so it's AHHDEHKEN who gets the nod. He made a promising handicap debut on this track a month ago and with just four starts over timber under his belt has the scope to land this from his lowly mark.
Cloverhill Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 4th, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Northern Acres (10-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Saddlers Mot 20-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden approaching 7th, headway after 2 out, ran on flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 17l behind Tisfreetdream (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, outpaced by leaders next, stayed on same pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Forty Crown (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Northern Cross (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 7th, in 4th before 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 40l behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Furius 11-1 (10-11) Towards rear, pushed along 6th, some headway before 3 out, plugged on, 4th of 23, 7l behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Feb.
Northern Acres 7-2 (10-9) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, led before 2 out, clear from last, kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb beating Cloverhill Lad (11-7) by 10l, 8 ran.
Lukey Luke 8-1 (10-0) Held up, headway 4 out, staying on when mistake last, soon beaten, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Saroque (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Notonebuttwo (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) In touch in 4th, blundered 6th, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 12, 18l behind Grey Area (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Settledoutofcourt (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 8th of 15, well behind Kris Cross (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Raggios Boy 9-2fav (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 5th, soon ridden, weakened after 6th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Notonebuttwo (10-11) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Ahhdehken 20-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, outpaced before 4 out, went 3rd 3 out, kept on to take 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Grey Area (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Snuker 9-1 (9-9) Behind, pushed along 4th and 5th, steady headway from 3 out, went 3rd from last, no impression, 3rd of 8, 26l behind Ancient Times (9-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Isla Patriot 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, behind 8th, some headway 2 out, not able to get back on terms, 5th of 9, 18l behind Daasij (11-7) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.