HEATHER GLEN has improved for stepping up in trip and made the frame on her last two starts. She just failed to catch Sundown Trail at Sedgefield last time and can go one better here with further progress expected. Changing Lanes may do better dropped in class and Hexham winner Delightfully is back on a winning mark if rediscovering her best. The remainder look to have plenty on their plate, though Dawn Ride has a third here to his credit back in May.
Changing Lanes 13-2 (10-10) Soon prominent, weakened after 6th, tailed off 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Oscar Prairie (10-11) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov, 11 ran.
Delightfully (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Never going in rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Crackerjac Boy (9-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov, 16 ran.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up in touch on inside, outpaced 4 out, chased leaders under pressure 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 25l behind Super Ally (11-7) at Kelso 3m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Heather Glen (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led and not fluent 6th, headed after 3 out, ridden before last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Sundown Trail (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) gs.
Thorncliffer 40-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 5th, not fluent 6th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Howizee (11-0) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Moon Melody (GER) 12-1 (10-0) Ran in snatches and sometimes jumped slowly, mistake 18th, went 4th from 20th, weakened after 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Call At Midnight (11-2) at Huntingdon 3m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Mister Bloom (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened from 13th, 7th of 10, 42l behind Baltic Pathfinder (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.
Bach Street Girl (IRE) 200-1 (10-5) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, kept on under pressure from next, never near leaders, 5th of 14, 24l behind Rose Of The Moon (10-7) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Velvet Vic (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, weakening when not fluent 2 out, 5th of 12, 29l behind Stormy Morning (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Grey Locker 100-1 (10-10) Held up behind, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 5th of 8, well behind Nanna Maura (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs.
Quay Meadow (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Ridden after 3rd, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 44l behind Derwen Pryde (10-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Waywood Princess 150-1 (9-12) Always behind, 13th of 14, well behind Knock A Hand (11-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy.