After two heats of Tir Prince’s keynote race “The Crock Of Gold” standings indicate that Welsh flyer Meadowbranch Josh is a certain qualifier and genuine contender for the big prize.

He was beaten here three weeks ago by Stoneriggs Mystery who again bested him at Aberystwyth a week later, and barrier draws in tonight’s race will go a long way to determining his chance of bouncing back.

Brywinsmagicpotion is mixing Inter Dominion duties with his participation in the series and there was a lot to like about his luckless second in an Inter heat last time at York.

Ayr Majesty and Stamp Hill are also well in the standings and are upset chances tonight with inside draws.

Current standings for the Crock Of Gold are Meadowbranch Josh – 18 points; Ayr Majesty – 15 ; Brywinsmagicpotion – 13; Stamp Hill 12; Stoneriggs Mystery – 10; Wellfield Ghost, Ayr Regal and Fool Around – 9; Razapan – 5; Major League Star and Shades Of Grey – 3; and No Regrets – 2.