Cartmel winner Solway Dornal was placed over hurdles and fences at Hexham last month but beaten more than 20 lengths on both occasions. Via Archimede isn't without a chance as he's also been in the frame twice at Hexham recently but we prefer TALK OF SAAFEND, who has been placed on the Flat since her last appearance over timber in the spring. She won over 2m3f at Market Rasen last summer so the trip shouldn't be a problem and the mare gets the vote ahead of the returning Ruttan Lake, though the latter is unlikely to fail through lack of fitness.
Sultana Belle (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outer, slight mistake 5th, ridden and no extra in 8th 3 out, weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Paddy O Dee (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Mar.
Powertakeoff (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 10th after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 11th of 18, 40l behind Kims Dream (11-10) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place 2nd, mistake 6th, stayed on from 2 out, went 3rd flat, kept on, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Catawollow (9-8) at Wetherby 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Dundock 22-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, jumped left 1st, ridden before 3 out, soon beaten, weakening when hit 2 out, last of 5, 32l behind Promised Wings (11-8) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
Glaced Over 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, no impression before 2 out, 11th of 14, 45l behind Momkinzain (10-12) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Via Archimede (USA) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led before 8th, headed before 2 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sparkling Tara (11-2) at Hexham 3m sell (5) gd in Jun.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Waited with, some progress and not much room bend after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace 2 out, 7th of 16, 12l behind Cerveza Dinero (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Ruttan Lake (IRE) 13-8fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, pressed winner from 6th, pushed along after 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Hit The Switch (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Solway Dornal 15-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 4 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 3rd of 13, 25l behind Auberge (10-12) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Eliades Run (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Mid-division, weakened from 7 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Sierra Victor (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jun, 12 ran.
Western Bound (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, weakened from 10th, 8th of 12, well behind Corky Dancer (10-0) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Lewlaur Supreme (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Towards rear and pushed along, tailed off halfway, pulled up, in a race won by Morning Time (10-7) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jun, 11 ran.
Honest And True (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, well beaten from 4 out, last of 10, 43l behind Castlelawn (11-13) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.