A market move here for Fentara would be interesting as she doesn't look badly handicapped on her win at Newcastle last season. Kempski was pulled up when Ockey De Neulliac won a seller here last month and the winner went on to land a claimer at Wetherby with the minimum of fuss. Arisea goes unpenalised for her win in a conditionals' event at Catterick and has to go on the short-list, while Forestside has already won twice over C&D this year and has been running well in Ireland. CODE BLUE is very lightly raced and, despite racing with the choke out, wasn't beaten far on his reappearance at Uttoxeter. He's already won on heavy ground over today's C&D and may be the one to beat again today at the weights.
Ockey de Neulliac (FR) 7-2 (10-12) In rear, headway before 8th, joined leader 4 out, led before next, shaken up and clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Wetherby 2m 6f 4yo clm hdl (5) gs in Nov beating Grand Art (10-12) by 9l, 9 ran.
Livvy Inn (USA) 25-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, ridden 7th, soon beaten, 6th of 9, well behind No Principles (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Forestside (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Always prominent, 4th on inner halfway, headway to lead 3 out, strongly pressed and headed following slight mistake 2 out, no extra from before last, 5th of 25, 10l behind Down Under (10-8) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Kempski 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4th, behind from 6th, soon tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ockey De Neulliac (10-2) at Hexham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Arisea (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden to lead before last, kept on well towards finish, won at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Nov beating Knight Valliant (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Knockando 28-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 33l behind Aland Islands (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Code Blue 7-1 (11-6) Raced keenly, mid-division, outpaced 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 6th of 17, 6l behind Cocacobana (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Fentara 9-1 (10-8) Always in rear, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Charingworth (10-10) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar, 13 ran.