Moon Indigo's Wetherby win in December has worked out well but he gave the impression a drop back in trip would suit when weakening from the last over this trip at Kelso next time. Mr Moss has been absent since finishing tailed off at Cheltenham in November but Beneficial Reform has run well in both starts over these fences and a first-fence fall at Kelso last time was a rare blemish. FIVE STAR WILSHAM has found life tough since winning at Stratford in the autumn but the ground is now back in his favour and it would be no surprise to see him add to his tally, which includes a win over hurdles here on similar going 12 months ago.
Beneficial Reform (IRE) 7-2fav (10-4) Behind when fell 1st, in a race won by Tartan Snow (10-2) at Kelso 2m 6f Am hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Feb, 10 ran.
Five Star Wilsham (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place 13th, soon struggling and behind, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Harry The Viking (11-3) at Doncaster 3m 2f Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) gs in Dec.
Moon Indigo 11-2 (11-9) Led, mistake 4th, quickened 4 out, headed after last, lost 2nd close home, last of 3, 3l behind Bold Sir Brian (11-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nov chs (4) sft in Dec.
Mr Moss (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up in touch in rear, not fluent 5th, ridden after 8th, struggling from 10th, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Join Together (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) gs in Nov.