Master Of The Sea makes a swift reappearance after winning at Hereford on Wednesday and, despite a penalty, is still at the opposite end of the handicap to Wetherby runner-up Beeves and Folkestone scorer Explained. Catch The Fire always sees to find at least one too good while Mirific and Powerful Ambition both disappointed last time and Bathwick Brave fell at Newbury when trying to follow up a win at Uttoxeter. Saints And Sinners may need this so we'll take a chance on the three-year-old KEALSHORE AGAIN. He may not have beaten much at Hexham but was still impressive and the handicapper hasn't had much to work with.
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Tracked leader until before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on to lead last 100 yards, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Lucky Landing (10-9) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Beeves (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Led, pushed along after 4 out, driven before last, headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind African Gold (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Explained (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Made virtually all, not fluent 2 out, driven out, won at Folkestone 2m 1f NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) sft in Nov beating Phone Home (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Bathwick Brave (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway into mid-division when fell 4 out, in a race won by African Gold (11-10) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 12 ran.
Up For An Oscar (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, pushed along to lead 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no impression when lost 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Imperial Leader (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Richmond (FR) 4-1 (11-7) Held up in 5th, went 4th after 4 out, stayed on to 3rd before last, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Di Kaprio (11-9) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov '11.
Aye Well 100-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 2 out, kept on well flat, went 2nd towards finish, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Kealshore Again (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 2nd, clear from 2 out, easily, won at Hexham 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov beating Madam Lilibet (10-2) by 23l, 4 ran.
Mirific (FR) 6-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 13, 31l behind San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Powerful Ambition (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Held up towards rear, in rear from 4th, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Mitchell's Way (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Catch The Fire 9-1 (10-8) Behind, headway into mid-division on inside 3rd, driven and outpaced after last (usual 4 out), kept on under pressure on long flat, no impression, 5th of 12, 15l behind Sixty Something (11-7) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Rangefinder 9-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 6, 39l behind Artic Night (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec '11.
Master Of The Sea (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Made all, ridden approaching last, stayed on well, won at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Dalrymple (10-8) by 5l, 14 ran.