HEART OF DUBAI and They All Laughed are closely matched on their run together at Catterick at the start of the month. But the latter has since finished tailed off at Newcastle whereas Micky Hammond's bounced back from a disappointing subsequent run to score easily over hurdles at Cartmel and it's that effort which gets him the vote in a low-key opener. Turf Trivia is still a maiden on the Flat but has won twice over hurdles since last summer and makes more appeal than Kempton fourth Paint The Town Red. Word Of Warning, another winning hurdler, looks best of the rest.
Valdan (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leader early, close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Without Equal (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Heart of Dubai (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, in touch, led after 7f, driven and headed over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 19l behind Rosewin (9-4) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Word of Warning 16-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and effort over 2f out, outpaced by leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 6l behind Dechiper (8-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Turf Trivia 33-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 20l behind Count Ceprano (8-6) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
They All Laughed 10-1 (8-5) Always in rear, last of 10, 23l behind Bollin Judith (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Denison Flyer 50-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, 6th of 12, 15l behind Fossgate (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Harsh But Fair 9-2 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden and effort over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 6l behind Dechiper (8-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Quaestor (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Steadied start, held up off the pace, never on terms, 6th of 9, 12l behind Cane Cat (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) In touch, pushed along and lost place 3f out, 9th of 11, 28l behind Spiders Star (8-8) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Paint The Town Red 10-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Camera Shy (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Molannarch 40-1 (7-13) Held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Bajan Parkes (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.