Bell Walks Day had to battle to score at Ballinrobe last month after looking as though she'd win easily at one point. She now has a penalty but these look a largely modest bunch and she should make a bold bid to follow up. Vayland was scheduled to run at Hexham yesterday so it may be up to GHOST RIVER to thwart the mare. He makes his racecourse debut but his dam won a bumper on her first start and he's travelled up from west Wales for this.
Bell Walks Day (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on to lead again inside final furlong, drifted slightly right closing stages, won at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mrs N H flat in May beating Hello Sweetie (11-2) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Kilquiggan (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 29l behind Chidswell (11-2) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Perfect Print (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 43l behind Doktor Glaz (10-12) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gs in May.
Solway Prince Double Trigger gelding out of Solway Rose.
Thereverend Clover 66-1 (10-13) Took keen hold held up, tailed off from halfway, 6th of 8, well behind Simple Assignment (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) sft in May.
U Name It (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Bypharthebest.
Vayland 8-1 (12-2) Alw pr, disp 2nd from 6out, went 2nd from 2out, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 8, 15l behind Whitsundays (12-2) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp in Mar.
Ghost River Flemensfirth gelding out of Cresswell Native.
Lady Ra (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, driven to chase clear leaders over 3f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 34l behind Ground Invasion (11-6) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) sft in May.
Portrait Leader 9-2 (11-7) A bhnd; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Sir Tamburlane (12-0) at College Valley & North Northumbe 3m ptp gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Solway Summer 66-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, lost place over 4f out, 6th of 8, 35l behind Grace Tara (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in May.