Big Sound proved frustrating over hurdles but may do better over the larger obstacles and this stiff track should suit this stout stayer. Master Murphy won over timber here in March and also goes on the short-list while Forestside, another course winner over hurdles, has plenty of experience over fences but has yet to take advantage of a tumbling mark. ST GREGORY was pulled up last time at Perth and failed to complete on her only previous try over fences but she has the ability to figure in a race like this if back to her best.
Azerodegree (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, tailed off before 8th and pulled up, in a race won by Harris Hawk (10-13) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 7 ran.
Big Sound 3-1fav (11-7) Prominent, not fluent 8th, slipped on bend before 9th, outpaced 3 out, no impression after, stayed on same pace before last, 6th of 13, 13l behind George Fernbeck (11-5) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Double Whammy 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division, pushed along in 6th before 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, ridden between last 2, soon weakened, 5th of 17, 15l behind Rayadour (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Master Murphy (IRE) 11-4fav (10-8) Tracked leader until slow 3rd, lost a few places next, closed 7th, led 8th, mistake 9th, headed after 3 out, led again 2 out, edged right flat, driven and stayed on well, won at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar beating Mootabar (10-8) by 5l, 9 ran.
New Vic (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden after 7th, not fluent 9th, soon outpaced, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Indian Castle (11-5) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May '13.
St Gregory (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Mid-division, weakened and in rear from halfway, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Shooting Times (10-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr, 16 ran.
The Shrimp (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Led until 4 out, 4th and no extra when blundered 2 out, 9th of 10, 30l behind Debt To Society (10-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Master Bud 66-1 (10-0) In touch, weakened soon after 4 out, 11th of 17, 38l behind Rayadour (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Forestside (IRE) 15-8fav (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, went 3rd from last, kept on, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Molko Jack (11-3) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Gunpoint (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Led to 1st, tracked leaders, pushed along after 4th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Hi Dancer (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Dorlesh Way (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) In rear, mistake 3 out, kept on from last, no impression, 4th of 6, 19l behind Molko Jack (11-3) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.