EASTERN HILLS has yet to win this year but scored four times on the Fibresand in 2011. Back on a winning mark and posting a better effort at Wolverhampton last month, Alan McCabe's charge can return to winning ways. Giorgio's Dragon and Bold Marc finished runners-up on their latest starts but both were beaten a long way and recent C&D winner No Dominion makes more appeal. Bonnie Prince Blue is a multiple course winner but hasn't looked the force of old this season while Riczar has struggled since being raised a harsh 16lb for winning her maiden on this surface.
Eastern Hills 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Pravda Street (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Burns Night 3-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, ridden and effort on outside 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd final 100 yards, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Talent Scout (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Master Of Song 10-1 (9-3) Raced wide mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 11, 13l behind Painted Tail (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Giorgio's Dragon (IRE) 9-4 (8-13) Chased winner until 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Only Orsenfoolsies (8-13) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Auto Mac 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Dandarrell (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Tahnee Mara (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 16l behind Shaleek (8-12) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Bold Marc (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Led 2f, remained prominent, led again over 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Jordaura (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Bonnie Prince Blue 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear and outpaced, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind George Fenton (8-13) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Sep.
No Dominion (IRE) 15-8fav (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, smooth headway 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, idled but always holding on, won at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Sehnsucht (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Woteva 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, headway 8f out, weakened 5f out, 12th of 13, 38l behind Standpoint (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Riczar 16-1 (9-3) With leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 14l behind Beautiful Day (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Thrust Control (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Soon led, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Star City (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
General Tufto 66-1 (10-7) Always in rear, last of 12, 45l behind Follow The Flag (11-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Thoroughly Red (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Led, headed 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 10l behind Meglio Ancora (10-1) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.