Blakemount carries a penalty for last month's win at Wetherby. He ran well again when third over track and trip last time but GREENSALT may well take advantage of today's weight concession. The latter found only Milo Man too good in testing ground at Carlisle on his hurdling bow and normal progress should see him off the mark in this. Bishops Gate is another expected to improve, though he's having his first start since February, while Magic Present finished a lot closer at Sedgefield last time and genuine soft ground is an unknown for him.
Blakemount (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leading pair, headway to lead 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression with front pair approaching last, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Ballyalton (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gd in Nov.
Bishops Gate (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon went 3rd, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Deepsand (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Greensalt (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden before 2 out, no chance with winner soon after, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Milo Man (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Magic Present 2-1 (11-0) Tracked winner, ridden before last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Mr Utah (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gs.
My Destination (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place after 3rd, headway when not fluent 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, 34l behind Sego Success (10-12) at Southwell 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Sgt Bull Berry 66-1 (10-9) Mid-division, weakened from 7th, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Racing Pulse (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Rinnagree Rosie 40-1 (10-6) Held up in last pair, not always fluent, ridden and weakened after 7th, pulled up after, in a race won by Our Joey (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.