The Tim Easterby yard has been among the winners lately and their DEEPSAND looks the one to be on in the second division of the conditionals' race. Lucy Alexander gets the leg up on the four-year-old, who got off the mark at Ayr in February and is heading in the right direction. Neither Halogen nor Asteroid Belt has raced since the autumn but may have been waiting for the better ground. The pair might just need this while Great Roar makes his debut over timber having come up short in bumpers. He's another that's been absent for a while. Nelson's Bay is also making his hurdling debut but did show some form on the Flat last year and might have a future.
Halogen 5-2 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracked leader until after 4th, switched right before leading 3 out, soon ridden and headed, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Tidal Way (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Asteroid Belt (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) In rear, headway 4th to chase leaders, ridden and went left when disputing 2nd at last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Dovils Date (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Deepsand (IRE) 4-6fav (10-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders 5th, went 2nd next, challenged 2 out, jumped left and led narrowly last, kept on towards finish, driven out, won at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb beating Hallmark Star (10-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Dorlesh Way (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders early, soon dropped into mid-division, pushed along 5th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Saints And Sinners (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Great Roar (USA) 20-1 (10-7) Led, headed over 2f out, kept on to regain 2nd place close home, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Spirit Of Shankly (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Jimmie Brown (USA) 80-1 (10-7) Held up behind, hampered 4th, outpaced before 3 out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 42l behind Discovery Bay (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, tracked leader to 4th, in touch, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 41l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Mar.
Nelson's Bay 11-1 (9-4) Always behind, ridden and struggling 3f out, last of 10, 10l behind Scottish Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb (flat).
Arizona River 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, weakened quickly after 4th, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Overpriced (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Granny Blackwood 50-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Doyly Carte (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov, 9 ran.