Anton Dolin is going to pop up sooner or later in his summer campaign for Richard Newland but he was beaten a long way here last time after a promising seasonal reappearance. He's hard to assess as a result and maybe the market will prove the best guide to his chances. Uno Valoroso chased home the vastly-improved Playhara last time and has claims if that form can be taken literally, while the money came for Midnight Thomas when the gelding showed much-improved form to score on the soft at Worcester. He's one to note and should be involved if as effective on this quicker ground. CATCHING ZEDS won on Polytrack over the winter and has produced decent efforts on both starts returned to hurdles. He's yet to win over timber but has every chance of putting that right off a workable mark.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Tracked leader, ridden before last, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 31l behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Sedano (FR) 50-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway after 5th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Frankie's Promise (11-6) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Dealing River 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, led 3 out, soon ridden, headed after next, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place last, 4th of 12, 13l behind Fairy Alisha (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Adios Alonso (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, led before 7th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 30l behind Wither Yenot (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Catching Zeds 5-1 (10-13) In touch, behind from 4 out, headway before 2 out, ridden before last, weakened and lost 3rd place run-in, 4th of 8, 12l behind Playhara (11-2) at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Escape To The West 20-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, tailed off 7th, 6th of 10, well behind Final Pass (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, ridden to chase winner before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Vedani (11-5) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Auto Mac 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, lost place bypassing omitted 2 out, 8th of 15, 26l behind Politeness (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Pindar (GER) 7-1 (10-5) Led until 1st, tracked leaders, slow 3rd, fell 9th, in a race won by Baltic Pathfinder (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.
Midnight Thomas 2-1fav (10-0) Raced wide, held up in touch, headway tracking leaders 4 out, challenging and about to lead when left in lead 3 out, not fluent last, driven and kept on flat, won at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May beating Kruseman (11-5) by 4l, 7 ran.
Uno Valoroso (FR) 4-1 (10-10) With leader, led after 4 out, headed next, weakening when not fluent last, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Playhara (12-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Not Another Monday (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 12, well behind Surf And Turf (11-11) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Maxdelas (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders 3 out, chance 2 out, soon ridden, hung left and weakened flat, 7th of 17, 5l behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Recway Lass 8-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway 2nd (normal 6th), weakened before omitted 2 out, 11th of 15, 40l behind Politeness (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Fair Breeze 7-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 4th before last, kept on to go 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Playhara (11-2) at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Dark Oasis 10-1 (9-7) Led until 10th, pushed along 5 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 28l behind Bens Moor (10-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.