King Of The Wolds improved on his debut to score over C&D last time with Yinfortheroad well beaten and Logical Approach running out. He only prevailed by a length, however, whereas the unbeaten BIG WATER has yet to be put to the test. Alan Swinbank's four-year-old is fancied to continue winning ways as he beat the re-opposing Jimmie Brown and Scarlet Fire with the minimum of fuss at Ayr earlier this month. La Calinda and Stagecoach Jasper could make the frame after promising efforts last time.
King Of The Wolds (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Made all, ridden and under pressure over 1f out, kept on and edged right inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) sft beating Wolf Shield (11-4) by 1l, 11 ran.
Big Water (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Made all, hung right stable bend, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft beating Jimmie Brown (9-11) by 10l, 8 ran.
Logical Approach (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ran out before halfway, in a race won by King Of The Wolds (11-1) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) sft, 11 ran.
Nahneh (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 5f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 19l behind Find A Key (10-7) at Hexham 2m nhf (6) gd in Apr.
Scarlet Fire (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Big Water (10-9) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Stagecoach Jasper 9-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway 7f out, led before 3f out, soon headed, chased winner until no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Special Catch (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Yinfortheroad (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, never a factor, 10th of 11, well behind King Of The Wolds (11-1) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) sft.
High Expectation 20-1 (10-0) Held up behind, pushed along and weakened over 4f out, soon tailed off, 5th of 8, 44l behind Julia Too (10-5) at Carlisle 1m 6f 4yo nhf (6) hvy in Feb '11.
La Calinda 11-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 12, 7l behind Diligent (10-3) at Doncaster 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Jan.
Jimmie Brown (USA) 33-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Big Water (10-9) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft.
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