Manadam won on his reappearance at Ffos Las before finding better company too strong off his new mark at Fontwell. He's back in the right grade here while King Benny won at Newton Abbot in the summer and found only Arisea too strong at Carlisle last time. Solway Silver had Dickie Henderhoop and subsequent Stratford third Sleep In First behind when scoring at Kelso but was a long way behind SAM PATCH and Mrs Eff over 2m6f here in March. Donald Whillans' charge hasn't run for a while but track, trip and going are in his favour today and it may be worth taking a chance on his fitness in another low-grade contest.
Watercolours (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 6th, outpaced 3 out, plugged on from next, went 4th run-in, 4th of 12, 15l behind Stopped Out (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov '10.
Doberdan (USA) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, fell 9th, in a race won by Carutomark (11-4) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gd in Jul '10, 10 ran.
King Benny (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders wide, led before 6th, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Arisea (11-1) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Finbin (IRE) 17-2 (11-10) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, lost place before 6 out, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind Overquest (11-5) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov '10.
Mrs Eff 7-2 (10-3) Chased leaders, not fluent 9th, ridden in 3rd when mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Aghill (11-0) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Vallani (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Prominent, not fluent 4th, lost place approaching 6th, well held before 3 out, plugged on to take modest 3rd last, 3rd of 9, 20l behind Fiddlededee (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Forcefield 25-1 (11-4) In touch, pushed along 5th, reminders and blundered 7th, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 45l behind Solway Silver (9-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Dechiper (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway and mistake 9th, went 3rd from next, mistake 2 out and last, one pace, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Eyre Square (11-5) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Manadam (FR) 9-5fav (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3rd, weakened before 8th, tailed off, 5th of 12, 33l behind Psi (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Sleep In First (FR) 5-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd or 8th, headway when not fluent next, mistake 3 out, close 3rd last, hampered flat, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Mission Complete (11-2) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
I Witness (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outer, weakened from 7th, 7th of 11, well behind Stormin Exit (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Sam Patch 4-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, reminders 3rd, lost place after 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Daasij (10-9) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May, 11 ran.
Charming Knight (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th until next, weakened after 2 out, 6th of 9, well behind Daasij (10-2) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Solway Silver 14-1 (9-9) Close up, led 3rd, clear before 2 out, kept on well, eased towards finish, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct beating Tanzanite Bay (11-2) by 9l, 16 ran.
Sam D'oc (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Held up, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Rupert Lamb (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Heather Glen (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 23l behind Allbarkanobite (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Waltham Abbey 11-2fav (10-8) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders in 3rd before 5th, challenged 2 out, not fluent last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Sydney Cove (11-0) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Any Given Moment (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, went 2nd after 6th, ridden before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 16, 35l behind Solway Silver (9-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.