Three last-time winners clash in an interesting little heat whilst Lord Of Drums would also be a major consideration if able to recapture the best of his 2013 form. Cara Court stuck on well to score last time but all five career successes have been shared out between Catterick and Sedgefield. SUDSKI STAR has only faced the starter on three occasions over fences but showed a good attitude to justify favouritism when outbattling Eduard at Kelso latest. He should have more to offer over the larger obstacles and is just preferred to Pamak D'Airy. In contrast to the selection, the topweight is having his fiftieth race over fences and can be expected to run his usual game race.
Pamak D'airy (FR) 9-1 (11-5) Tracked leader until after 3rd, led before 2 out, pressed last, all out, won at Newcastle 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Little Jimmy (10-3) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led to after 7th, tracked leader, lost place 5 out, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Crystal Swing (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Sudski Star (IRE) 3-1fav (10-2) Tracked leader, pushed along before 8th, ridden before 3 out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating Edmund (11-2) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Cara Court (IRE) 2-1 (9-11) Made all, jumped right, ridden before 2 out, soon pressed, kept on well before last, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft beating Kykate (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Barnevelder (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Soon in rear, tailed off before 7 out, pulled up, in a race won by Over And Above (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jan, 7 ran.