Hartwright began this season where he left off last year when winning at Wolverhampton. He can figure along with recent Catterick maiden winner, Hit The Lights. Dream Ally and Hazard Warning are other Polytrack winners with claims while Dark Opal won at Newcastle on her handicap debut though that was back in August and she's having her first outing since. Sand Boy is yet another with a shout in a competitive sprint but the top weight, RANGI, makes most appeal. Tony Coyle's charge was never going to catch Polski Max when third in a much tougher contest over track and trip last time, but today's faster ground and an apprentice's 7lb allowance could see him back to winning ways in this.
Rangi 16-1 (8-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, went 3rd and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Polski Max (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Sand Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Off the pace towards rear, effort towards outside 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dominate (9-7) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Dark Opal (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders centre group, led center group 2f out, kept on to lead overall towards finish, won at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating La Sylphe (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hartwright Evensfav (9-0) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Bapak Bangsawan (8-11) by 1l, 5 ran.
Dream Ally (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Raced stand side, overall leader, ridden 2f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Right Touch (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Bondesire 3-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Ishigunnaeatit (8-7) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Hit The Lights (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Bapak Muda (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Hazard Warning (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, came wide entering straight, hung left and weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 9l behind Sylvia Pankhurst (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Free Island 4-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression on leaders inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Rangooned (9-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Flighty Clarets (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, behind and eased over 1f out, last of 9, 35l behind Jabhaat (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Dewi Chinta (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Take The Lead (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct.
Poppy Bond 9-1 (9-7) Hampered start, behind and outpaced, last of 12, 19l behind Shirley's Pride (8-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.