Allanard is feasibly treated and drops into this grade for the first time but recent efforts have been less than inspiring. Oh Right won at this level at Musselburgh and Doncaster last season and must have a leading chance but Winter Alchemy looks on the downgrade. CHICAGO OUTFIT won over course and distance off this mark in October. That remains his only success but most of his races since have been in better company and a repeat of his third at Newcastle in March would probably be good enough.
Allanard (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 34l behind And The Man (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Chicago Outfit (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Prominent, ridden ro challenge 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 19l behind Baltic Pathfinder (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) With leader, led 3rd, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 26l behind Shooting Times (10-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Irish By Name (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Towards rear, weakened 5 out, 7th of 9, well behind Doubledisdoubledat (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Oh Right (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) With leaders on inside, lost place 4 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 11, 14l behind King's Chorister (9-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
Knight Woodsman 20-1 (9-11) Close up, weakened from 5 out, 11th of 16, well behind Shooting Times (10-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Filbert Fox (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Chased leaders, reminder 2nd, lost place before 8th, struggling 4 out, no impression 2 out, plugged on, 6th of 11, 20l behind Outlaw Tom (11-5) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Runswick Relax 9-2 (10-1) Towards rear, reminders 5th, hit next, jumped slowly and more reminders 7th, soon behind, pulled up before next, in a race won by Mr Supreme (11-7) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Western Bound (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, every chance 3 out, weakened before next, 10th of 13, 46l behind George Fernbeck (11-5) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.