CARRAIG MOR was let down by his jumping when forfeiting an unbeaten record at Ascot. But it's much too soon to write off Alan King's six-year-old and he can get back to winning ways here as Mosspark is taking on much stronger opposition than when winning at Exeter and Leicester at the end of last year. Spirit Of Shankly has won twice over timber and finished fourth in last month Lanzarote Hurdle so can't be ignored. A disappointing run in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton last time could have been down to the Polytrack surface. Chasse En Mer, who gets all the allowances, and Chase The Spud are both promising novices but may be biting off more than they can chew on this occasion.
Spirit Of Shankly 8-15fav (11-4) Held up in touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Ellnando Queen (10-8) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Carraig Mor (IRE) 1-8fav (11-3) Led, brushed 4th, blundered badly and headed 3 out, soon ridden and chased winner, ridden after 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, not recover, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Doing Fine (10-12) at Ascot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Chase The Spud 7-1 (11-7) Held up, headway after 7th, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 23l behind Touch Back (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Mosspark (IRE) 1-3fav (11-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 7th, led and edged left after 3 out, pecked slightly next, clear when went right last, pushed out, won at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Bhakti (10-12) by 11l, 7 ran.
Chasse En Mer (FR) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge from 2 out, led before last, pressed run-in, in command towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jan beating Queen Spud (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.