KIE won over hurdles here and at Kelso around this time last year. He was quite highly tried after and is high enough in the weights over the smaller obstacles so it's no surprise that Donald McCain is sending him over fences early in life. He should win this if his jumping is up to scratch. Bogside, Rigidity and Vosges already have experience over fences. Tim Vaughan's five-year-old has the most scope and should be thereabouts but Glenora Gale proved difficult to win with over hurdles, though is still preferred to returning stablemate Morning Time.
Bogside (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Led, mistake 2nd, jumped slowly 3rd (water), headed 4th, stayed handy, looking beaten when mistake last, no impression final 250 yards, 4th of 6, 12l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Morning Time (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Raced keenly, led, mistake 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 29l behind Parson's Punch (10-7) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun '11.
Rigidity 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway before 6th, ridden to lead before last, headed last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 6l behind No Planning (11-3) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Oct.
Vosges (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Led to 4th, with leader, pushed along after 5 out, soon outpaced, kept on from last, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Tiptoeaway (11-0) at Ayr 2m nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Glenora Gale (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Led to 2nd, led again 3rd, headed after 3 out, soon ridden, one pace, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Hidden Identity (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Kie (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Prominent until 4th, 22nd of 24, well behind Une Artiste (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Mar.