Do It For Dalkey made a winning return to action when scoring over 2m4f here last month. He's been raised 13lb for that success and has yet to prove as good over longer trips. Dont Tell Sailor should have no problem with the distance having scored over 3m last time, but he'd prefer faster ground and a chance is taken on SOPRANO. He makes a quick reappearance after winning over hurdles at Kelso on Saturday and is only 3lb higher today than his earlier win over fences. Bubbly Breeze is another who may prefer a quicker surface, though Canal Bank could figure on his seasonal debut.
Mr Woods 18-1 (10-7) In rear, in 8th and held when badly hampered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Horsham Lad (10-9) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct, 15 ran.
Do It For Dalkey 5-1fav (11-5) Tracked leader, went 2nd from 12th, led before 4 out, clear from next, eased towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct beating Banoge (11-9) by 17l, 11 ran.
Canal Bank (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Raced wide, close up in 4th and 5th, went 3rd 3 out, ridden before next, stayed on same pace and no impression on leading duo flat, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Marias Rock (10-9) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Chernik (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Mid-division, not fluent 6th, weakened 10th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Thai Vango (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Sep '10, 9 ran.
Soprano (GER) 7-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway to go 4th 4 out, led last, stayed on well, won at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Scotswell (10-2) by 8l, 11 ran.
Dont Tell Sailor (IRE) 11-8fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along briefly after 10th, went 2nd 12th, hit next, led approaching last, idled towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Oct beating Hever Road (9-12) by 1l, 6 ran.
Matmata de Tendron (FR) 5-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, outpaced from 18th, never back on terms after, 6th of 8, 32l behind Simply Smashing (10-10) at Sedgefield 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Apr.
Bubbly Breeze (IRE) 10-3fav (11-4) Tracked leader, hampered and mistake 1st, took keen hold, lost place 13th, headway 3 out to chase leaders, kept on to take 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Quetzal (11-9) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Cloonawillin Lady (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 10th, ridden before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 11, 34l behind Do It For Dalkey (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Sammy Spiderman 25-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden after 18th, weakened 4 out, 7th of 12, 49l behind Petite Margot (10-6) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.
On Gossamer Wings (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Held up in rear and keen, headway before 4 out, weakening when hit 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Beamazed (11-10) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Teenando (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 4th, lost place 14th, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 11, 44l behind Almond Court (9-13) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.