STORMION won at Ayr earlier this month, when Harrys Whim was pulled up, and only found Seven Is Lucky too strong on a return visit to that track. He's been put up a further 3lb recently but Grant Cockburn's claim takes care of that and Lucinda Russell's charge seems sure to go close if handling the quicker ground. Oh Right was second to Saddle Pack over fences at Hexham last Sunday but has been struggling to get home over this trip under Rules while Over And Above looks high enough in the weights. Both Twiglet The Piglet and Stuff Of Dreams need to improve if they are to figure.
Over And Above (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, ridden before 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 16, 6l behind Velvet Vic (10-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Stormion (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, driven 3 out, went 2nd next, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Seven Is Lucky (11-7) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Twiglet The Piglet 40-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 9, 42l behind Quel Elite (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft.
Stuff Of Dreams 10-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, hampered and rider lost iron briefly 3rd, ridden along bypassing omitted 13th, not fluent 3 out, plugged on to 4th last, 4th of 8, 9l behind Along Came Rosie (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Oh Right (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead before last, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Saddle Pack (10-8) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Harrys Whim 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, weakened before 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Stormion (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 10 ran.