Daasij had shown progressive form last year when landing a hat-trick over hurdles but hasn't raced since May 2011. DELIGHTFULLY makes more appeal on this occasion as she ran well on her return to action at Hexham last month and looks capable of winning off her current mark. Pyjama Game is another who should have come on for a recent pipe-opener and Shanroe Society also has claims on his best form in Ireland. Solis didn't show any improvement in a couple of outings last month but Spruzzo ran well enough at Hexham and may get involved.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced from 3 out, kept on same from next, no impression, 4th of 11, 19l behind Hit The Switch (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Delightfully (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Towards rear, pushed along 8th, went 3rd before 2 out, plugged on and never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Stormion (10-10) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no impression from before straight, kept on, 4th of 16, 18l behind Dactik (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Daasij (IRE) 9-4fav (10-9) Mid-division, headway and in touch 5th, led narrowly before 4 out, drew clear appraoching last, stayed on well, easily, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May '11 beating Galley Slave (11-9) by 9l, 11 ran.
Solis (GER) 20-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 18l behind Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.
Charming Knight (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden when not fluent 13th, weakened last, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Finbin (11-3) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun.
Spruzzo 2-1fav (10-0) With leader, led 8th, ridden and headed before last, one pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Stormion (10-10) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.
Solway Brook (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) In rear, mistake 5th, struggling next, tailed off 3 out, 11th of 13, dis behind Mwaleshi (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Isla Patriot 6-1 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, well behind Stormion (10-10) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.
Woodys Brother (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) In touch in 5th, headway after 4 out, chased winner before 3 out until after lost, one pace, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Seven Is Lucky (11-9) at Ayr 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.