AGRICULTURAL is making steady progress over fences and, racing off the same mark as when second to Gud Day at Perth, can get his head in front today. Spitfire Ace has been placed between the flags so may do better now his attention is switched to chasing, a remark that also applies to Ballycool. Streams Of Whiskey probably needs further but the stiff track will suit and as he has won over hurdles, as has King's Chorister.
Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, behind 11th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Imperial Vic (10-12) at Perth 3m nov chs (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
Ballycool (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Prominent, stumbled and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Marico (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 10 ran.
Agricultural 15-8 (10-11) Tracked leader from 1st, overgirth dangled loose from after 2nd, led before 3 out, headed next, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Gud Day (11-12) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Spitfire Ace (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, not fluent 1st, every chance 3 out, no extra next, 8th of 11, 37l behind Toughness Danon (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Milan Royale 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead narrowly after 4 out, headed between last 2, no extra last, weakened flat, 5th of 9, 14l behind My Friend George (10-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Acordingtoscript (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) In rear and in touch, headway 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 5, well behind Stormion (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Jan.
Court Red (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Chased leaders early, behind and reminder after 4th, lost touch after next, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Brady (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr, 7 ran.
King's Chorister 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division, closed 4th, outpaced after 7th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Reaping The Reward (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul, 10 ran.
Highbury High (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Chased clear leading group in 5th, ridden before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 10, 31l behind Ace Fighter Pilot (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f beg chase (4) gf in Jul.
Newdane Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) In rear, mistake 1st, reminder after 7th, plugged on from 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 5, 17l behind Sendiym (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
The Shrimp (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and weakened from 4 out, 9th of 14, 34l behind Daasij (11-6) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.