Mistariva has a decent pedigree and would be interesting if attracting market support. Delgany Demon was only beaten a length at Warwick earlier this month while Flashyfrank ran his best race so far at Wincanton three weeks ago but FRED LE MACON has to be the selection. His latest third at Newbury came in a much stronger bumper and the way he was staying on at the finish suggests he'll relish the uphill finish here. Whiskey Chaser started favourite at Uttoxeter in the spring, but he was well beaten and may need more time while Coinage has a preferred engagement at Sedgefield.
Carmino (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Prominent, pushed along 7f out, weakened over 4f out, last of 6, 34l behind Court Appeal (11-1) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Coinage (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind It's High Time (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Delgany Demon 4-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, rallied approaching final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Mountain King (11-2) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Flashyfrank 11-4fav (10-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on to 2nd 2f out, kept on final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Fair Dreamer (10-8) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd.
Fred Le Macon (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden along and outpaced over 4f out, rallied and kept on to modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Thomas Brown (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (4) gs in Nov.
Mistariva (IRE) Kris Kin gelding out of Mrs Battleaxe.
Mr Lennygreengrass (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakened over 4f out, last of 10, well behind Desoto County (11-0) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov.
Whiskey Chaser (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Led until over 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, moderate 4th, 4th of 9, well behind Deputy Dan (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Mar.
Clyffe Dancer 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, some headway 8f out, ridden over 6f out, lost place 5f out, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Kayfleur (10-9) at Warwick 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Nov.