There's probably a lot of dead wood in this bumper but Clan Chief won on his debut at Ayr in February when a 25/1 chance and Major Ivan only found one too good at Kelso last month. Newcomers Looking Well and Quietude are certainly worth a second look but there was plenty of promise in WISH IN A WELL's first try under Rules and he'll know more today. Stuart Crawford's ex-pointer gets a tentative vote.
Clan Chief 25-1 (10-11) Held up in 3rd, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, clear final furlong, driven out, comfortably, won at Ayr 2m cond NH flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Flying Eagle (11-4) by 6l, 5 ran.
Alwaysrecommended (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 38l behind Aniknam (10-11) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Daring Exit 14-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, ridden 5f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 45l behind Aniknam (10-11) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Looking Well (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Different Level.
Major Ivan (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ran green and when pushed along 7f out, headway and continued to run green 3f out, stayed on final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, improve, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Sir Vinski (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Wish In A Well (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 5f out, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 15, 6l behind Miles To Memphis (11-9) at Ayr 2m NH flat (3) gs.
Mixboy (FR) Fragrant Mix gelding out of Leston Girl.
Quietude Three Valleys gelding out of Ataraxy.
Bracing 200-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 36l behind Seldom Inn (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Melbourne Lady 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway into 5th 4f out, ridden in 4th 3f out, no extra in 5th 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Garron Crest (11-2) at Wexford 2m sft in Apr '13.
Queens Regatta (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Last and behind early, pushed along after 4f, lost touch final 10f, tailed off from 8f out, 5th of 6, well behind Bobs Lord Tara (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Solway Summer Double Trigger mare out of Solway Donal.
The Way It Works (IRE) Kalanisi filly out of Hamari Gold.