Ingleby Spirit made a reasonable start over timber at Carlisle and improved to finish runner-up behind the well-supported Agent Archie at Ludlow. This sharper track should be more to his liking and he looks certain to go well. MERCHANT OF DUBAI won seven races on the Flat and looked as though the experience would do him good when runner-up to Eurohunter on his debut over timber at Kelso. He's sure to have come on for the outing and can go one better. Thirty Days Out showed plenty of potential in bumpers and on her hurdling debut at Newcastle where she ran well for a long way over that 2m4f trip. Her allowance makes her a threat but Bowdler's Magic, though certain to have benefited from his run at Huntingdon, may need a longer trip.
Bowdler's Magic 20-1 (10-12) In touch, outpaced 3 out, weakened from next, 9th of 16, 25l behind Hit The Headlines (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Caught In The Act (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Mistakes, held up mid-division, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Kent Street (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov, 15 ran.
Dessie Gray (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Held up, always behind, 10th of 13, 47l behind Eurohunter (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mistakes, went badly right 3rd, mistake 5th, always behind, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Nowurhurlin (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Ingleby Spirit 4-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, chased winner before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Agent Archie (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Magic Cat 33-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, mistake 5th, closed next, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Cinders And Ashes (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Markadam 10-1 (11-12) Bad hmpd & ur 1, in a race won by Triggers Sun (12-5) at Tranwell 3m ptp gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Masra 25-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear and mistakes, hit 5th, pushed along and hit next, soon tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Zelos Diktator (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Apr '10, 18 ran.
Merchant of Dubai 3-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked winner from 2nd, went left 4th, ridden between last 2, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression before last, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Eurohunter (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Murkle Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, outpaced by leaders 5f out, no impression after, 4th of 8, 19l behind Nodda High Kid (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Number One Guy 250-1 (11-0) In rear, hit 3rd, some headway before 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 49l behind Alsahil (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
If Ever (IRE) 250-1 (10-0) Towards rear, pushed along 4th, soon weakened, tailed off before 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Alsahil (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd, 14 ran.
Just Stripe Supreme Sound filly out of Delightfool.
Thirty Days Out (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, chased leaders before 6 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression, 4th of 10, 22l behind Cue To Cue (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.