Mason Hindmarsh is the only course and distance winner in the line-up and he's a pound lower than when successful last May, though he was behind Jan Smuts over the trip at Newcastle last time and isn't much better off. The winner is inconsistent and was beaten a long way here on his previous start with Choisan well in front of him. The latter looks handicapped to the hilt and it will be a surprise if he can concede weight to RUMBLE OF THUNDER, who has been in superb form over hurdles this year with a recent victory at Aintree the highlight. He reverts to the Flat on a mark of 71 and will think he's been let loose. Rayadour has been equally impressive over timber though his recent hat-trick has come in lesser grades. He's gone up 27lb over hurdles since February so he's another looking very well in back on the level. Miss Macnamara has won two minor handicaps at Catterick in comfortable fashion but takes on stronger company here and has a 6lb rise to contend with.
Miss Macnamara (IRE) 11-10fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May beating Cool Baranca (8-3) by 3l, 6 ran.
Choisan (IRE) 17-2 (9-13) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Rosairlie (9-10) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Rumble of Thunder (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) In touch, effort over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Mr Snoozy (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun '13.
Knightly Escapade 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 36l behind Perfect Heart (9-12) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly towards finish, just held on, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May beating Summerlea (8-2) by ns, 9 ran.
Mason Hindmarsh 9-1 (9-6) With leader, led after 2f, headed after 5f, tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon headed and no extra, 4th of 9, 7l behind Jan Smuts (9-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Rayadour (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, switched right to challenge over 2f out, kept on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Spin Cast (10-6) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Spiekeroog 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, chased leaders over 2f fout, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 10, 12l behind Scottish Boogie (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Cowslip 12-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, lost place over 5f out, well beaten final 3f, last of 10, 30l behind Rosairlie (9-10) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.