HARARE scored over C&D with a below par Harrys Yer Man behind before following up at Ayr last time. The veteran is up another 4lb but arrives in much better form than the opposition and can go in again. Kyle Of Bute is on a winning mark if back to his best after a poor effort at Beverley and Secret Era wasn't beaten that far at this track despite finishing seventh. Celtic Step was defeated by a narrow margin over track and trip in October and soft ground was a valid excuse for failing to figure on his reappearance.
Kyle of Bute 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, soon behind, 12th of 14, 24l behind Eeny Mac (8-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sartingo (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, edged left over 2f out, beaten when not much room inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 12l behind Elspeth's Boy (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Harare 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, rider put whip down over 1f out, pushed along and headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Barton Bounty (8-4) by nk, 11 ran.
Scribe (IRE) 7-2fav (8-10) Mid-division, under pressure over 5f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, well behind Hydrant (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Celtic Step 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 17l behind Woteva (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Petomic (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, raced keenly, headway over 3f out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 8l behind Prohibition (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Mar.
Secret Era 13-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway and stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 4l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Burza 9-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden 3f out, keeping on same pace when hampered 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 16l behind Cane Cat (8-5) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Call Me April 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Autumn Fire (8-10) at Chepstow 1m mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
The Which Doctor 9-1 (9-2) Slowly away in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Carpentras (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Chasin' Rainbows 50-1 (9-0) Held up, never dangerous, last of 8, 21l behind Alhaban (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Chlodan 50-1 (9-9) Led, pushed along halfway, driven 3f out, soon headed, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind A Boy Named Suzi (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun '11.
Harrys Yer Man 11-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway on outside 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 21l behind Harare (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.