Good For Blue, a winner over 2m5f at Huntingdon a year ago, ran well for a long way on his return at the same track in January and can carry his big weight with distinction. Wheyeye has been raised 5lb for scoring over the C&D in October which gives third-placed Auberge a fair chance of overturning the form, especially as she's since run well over further at Musselburgh. The veteran Oniz Tiptoes was having the 78th race of his career when runner-up at Sedgefield and is probably capable of scoring again from this mark. MOON MELODY is 3lb out of the handicap but has been running well enough over fences and hurdles and was having his first start since September when a close second to Bocciani at Catterick last week.
Good For Blue (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, not always fluent, headway 7th, weakened approaching last, 4th of 15, 13l behind Heez A Cracker (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Prideus (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, dropped to rear 7th, soon tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Arctic Court (11-7) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan, 13 ran.
Ceasar's Return 8-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear and raced wide, reminders after 8th, quickly lost place after 9th and reluctant to race, pulled up after next, in a race won by Ontrack (10-1) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft, 9 ran.
Sunday Sharpner (IRE) 80-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, left disputing 2nd soon after 2 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Extremely So (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Playing The Field (IRE) 11-4fav (11-6) In touch, chased leading pair under pressure after 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, lost remote 3rd last, 4th of 8, 32l behind Bled (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov.
Terenzium (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, pushed along after 7th, never a factor, 7th of 9, 29l behind Borero (10-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Crop Walker (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up behind, weakened before 4 out, blundered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Wild Desert (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan, 15 ran.
Grand Union (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) With leaders, hit 4 out, every chance 3 out, ridden and one pace, 5th of 10, 12l behind Everaard (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jan.
Wheyaye 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th on outer, tracked leadedrs approaching 4 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, held on well towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct beating Nobby Kivambo (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Round The Horn (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Held up well in rear, steady headway on outside before 4 out, staye don from next, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 15, 16l behind Sherwani Wolf (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Auberge (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Prominent, not fluent 8th, ridden 3 out, one pace 2 out, soon held, 4th of 10, 11l behind Buckstruther (10-10) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Nov.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) Held up in touch on outer, every chance before 2 out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Ontrack (10-1) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Moon Melody (GER) 33-1 (10-0) Always prominent, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged 2 out, stayed on under pressure flat, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Bocciani (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.