Seemingly a lot of deadwood here at first glance and a chance for WEE GIANT, an ex-Willie Mullins inmate to get on the scoreboard for his in-form yard. He was a useful third on the level at Catterick when last seen behind Toughness Danon, prior to which he had scored - also on the Flat - at the North Yorkshire venue. He should be spot on for this return to timber and is preferred to Stickleback, who was sixth in that Catterick contest behind Toughness Danon. The latter has only had the three hurdles' starts and has shown enough to be of interest on this handicap bow. Joe Colliver takes off a useful 5lb. Saddlers Mot is the most consistent member of the field, should certainly be there or thereabouts and rates the obvious each-way option.
Symphonick (FR) 7-1 (11-2) Led, jumped left 1st, headed before and mistake 5 out, lost place before 3 out, plugged and never dangerous, 3rd of 9, 20l behind Finding Your Feet (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway on inside before 3 out, chased leading pair before next, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th approaching last, 4th of 12, 18l behind Full Speed (11-9) at Newcastle 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Saddlers Mot 6-1 (11-1) Mid-division, closed after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on well flat, unable to get to winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind I'll Be Frank (11-1) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Wee Giant (USA) 9-4 (11-1) Off the pace in 4th, closer order 5th, went 3rd 6th, no chance with leading duo from next, tailed off, 3rd of 6, well behind Mountain Hiker (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) sft in Jun '12.
Highlander Ted 200-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place after 4 out, 8th of 11, 39l behind Minella Forfitness (11-8) at Doncaster 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gd in Feb.
Native Court (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, 12th after 6 out, went moderate 6th before 2 out, soon no impression, not much room briefly run-in, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 15l behind Hello Louie (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct.
Master Murphy (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 4th of 8, 26l behind Morning Time (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Willie Hall 11-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, struggling from 10th, tailed off, 5th of 7, 49l behind Rudigreen (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Lucky Sun 3-1fav (11-5) Mid-division, headway 4 out, led 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Push Me (11-2) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Stickleback 80-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 28l behind Hidden Justice (11-5) at Catterick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Macklycuddy (USA) 12-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, struggling from 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Charlie Bucket (10-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 10 ran.
Amethyst Rose (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, tailed off 4 out, 11th of 12, 38l behind The Liquidator (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Sea Cliff (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 16l behind Danceintothelight (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
First Of Never (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Towards rear, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Rattlin (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Optical High 66-1 (10-3) In touch, reminders before 5th, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Civil Unrest (10-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Doyenthedecenthing 10-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, went 4th at last, no impression, 4th of 14, 14l behind Iktiview (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
W Six Times 25-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, not fluent, behind 6th, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Commanche Dream (10-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun '12.
Bertielicious 100-1 (10-0) Always behind, weakened 3 out, pulled up next, in a race won by Amir Pasha (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs, 14 ran.