QUINSMAN, who won by 12 lengths over 2m4f here last month, is fancied to complete the hat-trick but is no certainty giving 7lb to the unexposed Hi George and 14lb to Kane River, who was a good third at Downpatrick a month ago though let supporters down at the same track next time. Points winner Ballymoat is surely better than he showed in a bumper at Fontwell in the spring while It's A Steal is another who has already won between the flags. Vuvuzela has hinted at ability in bumpers but may just need this.
Quinsman 11-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 3rd, led before 3 out, clear before last, eased towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep beating Overpriced (10-12) by 12l, 9 ran.
Hi George 8-1 (11-0) Prominent, outpaced when mistake 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 10, 45l behind One Term (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in May.
Attycran (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Took keen hold in touch, headway to dispute 3rd 3 out, went 3rd and hung left from next, ridden and well held when pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Crowning Jewel (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 10 ran.
Ballymoat 11-1 (11-2) Prominent, led after 2f until over 6f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Puffin Billy (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Black Sambuca 16-1 (11-2) Led, edged left over 9f out, hung left and headed 8f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 36l behind Close Touch (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in May.
It's A Steal (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Pr, ld after 5out, quickened clr entering the str, comfortably, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Nov beating Keltic Rhythm (11-7) by 15l, 10 ran.
Kane River (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden and no extra in 5th before next, 6th of 10, well behind North Star Lad (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Tennessee Bird 200-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st or 4th, weakened after 7th, 11th of 15, dis behind Boyfromnowhere (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 15, 11l behind Jawaab (9-9) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep (flat).
Vuvuzela 5-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 4th of 9, 27l behind Shanen (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Lady Mintholme (IRE) 80-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, reminders before 4th, soon lost place, ,tailed off and pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Yesyoucan (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jun, 8 ran.