Trans Sonic had been in fine form at this track before running a couple of shockers back on the turf. He's the one to beat on today's terms but the veteran has his own ideas about the game and he's worth taking on if starting a short price. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO should give him a race as last season's Redcar winner showed his first form since joining Ian McInnes when third on his recent reappearance at Pontefract and has won both starts on this surface. Irish Jugger is not badly treated if producing his best and this seems like Jack Dawkins' level nowadays.
Doctor Zhivago 14-1 (9-5) In touch, headway to track leaders travelling well 2f out, not clearest of runs and switched left to inside well over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on under pressure to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Media Hype (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Jack Dawkins (USA) 22-1 (8-9) Mid-division, chased leaders on inside over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 34l behind Chilly Filly (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Polurrian (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased winner and clear of field 8f out, ridden 5f out, weakened 2f out, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 18l behind Trans Sonic (9-5) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Trans Sonic 25-1 (8-4) Soon led and clear, headed well over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 38l behind Chilly Filly (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Centre Stage 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division after 2f, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 37l behind Albaasil (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Maslak (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch on outside, lost place 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 22l behind Golden Future (8-10) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
If What And Maybe 8-1 (8-13) Disputed lead until led over 7f out, ridden 3f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 13, 6l behind Penbryn (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Irish Jugger (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Prince Blue (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.