Prince Tam was last of four over course and distance last week and reserves his best for Newcastle but MORNING TIME won off today's mark over hurdles at Perth in July and looks fairly treated back over fences. He's been placed a couple of times over the larger obstacles and can open his account today ahead of Jim Tango, who may do better now that the ground has eased a little. Panthers Run loves it here but is well into the veteran stage while Vardas Supreme will probably need this and Local Present also returns from a break. Moonlone Lane never figured on his chasing bow at Downpatrick but can only improve.
Moonlone Lane (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) 8th of 14, well behind Black Cache (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs gd in Sep.
Vardas Supreme (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) In touch, under pressure 9th out, rallied 5 out, weakened next, clambered over 3 out, practically refused and pulled up next, in a race won by Galway Jack (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar, 4 ran.
Prince Tam 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced approaching 2 out, stayed on after last, never on terms, last of 4, 12l behind Riskier (11-12) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Morning Time (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, behind after 4th, well beaten 2 out, never on terms, 8th of 15, 18l behind Ravi River (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Jim Tango (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place when hit 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 50l behind Soul Magic (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Local Present (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Raced in last pair, pushed along halfway, chased leaders under pressure 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 4th of 9, 13l behind Haar (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Glen Lord 100-1 (11-2) In rear, weakened and not fluent from 7th, tailed off and pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Double Ross (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs in Sep, 5 ran.
Panthers Run 25-1 (9-11) Mid-division, weakened from halfway, pulled up 7 out, in a race won by Sierra Victor (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jun, 12 ran.
Strathaird (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Held up, ridden and behind from 7th, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Alderbrook Lad (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.