Kilgefin Star was receiving 7lb when beating MYSTEREE over track and trip three weeks ago. The latter is fancied to reverse running on the revised terms and gets the nod. Mr Syntax is back over hurdles for the first time since 2010 on his reappearance and will figure if running anywhere near his chase mark. Bumper winner Magic Present is worth a second glance on his hurdling bow along with point-to-point winner The Last Samuri while L'eminence Grise may well figure if running something like his best on his first outing for a year.
Kilgefin Star (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 8th, clear before 2 out, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Mysteree (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Mysteree (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kilgefin Star (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Allforthelove Alflora gelding out of Powerlove.
Amilliontimes (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, lost place before 4th, well beaten approaching 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Ballyben (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Heart Dancer (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, headway before 2 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 14l behind Vinny Gambini (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
L'eminence Grise (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) In touch, pecked 1st, lost place and dropped to rear 6th, rallied to poor 3rd after 4 out, blundered last, 3rd of 7, 28l behind Imperial Vic (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov '12.
Magic Present 18-1 (11-9) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Clever Cookie (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Mr Syntax (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in last pair, not fluent 6th, outpaced in 5th before 4 out, tailed off when went left 2 out, mistake last, 5th of 7, 33l behind Mcmurrough (11-0) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Mar.
Native Optimist (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Raced wide, prominent, chased leader over 11f out until 7f out, soon lost place, tailed off, 9th of 10, 47l behind Leighinmohr (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb '12.
Print Shiraz (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, lost place before 2 out, soon well beaten, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Ballyben (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
The Last Samuri (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Close up, led before 4f out, headed before 3f out, one pace, 2nd of 14, 9l behind Five In A Row (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Ultiep (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Led, headed before 6f out, ridden and weakened before 3f out, 8th of 14, 35l behind Five In A Row (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Volo Mio Evens (12-5) Held up; stdy prog to ld 2 out; rdn clr, won at Braes of Derwent 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Lucky Lane (12-5) by 4l, 12 ran.
Wind Echo 250-1 (10-7) Towards rear, weakened before 6f out, tailed off before 4f out, 12th of 14, well behind Five In A Row (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.