Ice Image will need to jump better than at Catterick behind Farne Island last time when falling two out but he is not without a chance of reversing form with the winner that day on the revised terms and cannot be discounted, although a better bet looks to be JUSTTHEONEFORYOU. Malcolm Jefferson's gelding had a confidence boosting run behind Raysrock at Kelso earlier this month and the form of that race is working out well so he looks worth siding with having been dropped 2lbs since then. Peter Monteith's St Killian's Run has given little sign for encouragement and looks best watched with a bigger threat likely to come from Lucinda Russell's Prince Tam, who has shown better form in his last two starts and comes from a yard that have their runners in good form right now. Native Coll ran creditably behind Raysrock at Kelso last time but he has a bit to find with Justtheoneforyou on running that day and Malcolm Jefferson's gelding looks the one to beat.
Justtheoneforyou 7-1 (11-4) Held up behind, headway and in touch 7th, tracked leader next to 3 out, ridden and chance last, one pace flat, 4th of 8, 7l behind Raysrock (11-12) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Farne Island 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Catterick 2m mdn chs (4) gd beating Kosta Brava (11-0) by nk, 7 ran.
St Killian's Run (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up behind, outpaced 4 out, never dangerous, 4th of 5, 36l behind Bedlam Boy (11-6) at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (2) sft.
Norminster 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along approaching 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Berwick Law (11-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec, 14 ran.
Ice Image (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed 3 out, in 3rd and outpaced when fell 2 out, in a race won by Farne Island (10-11) at Catterick 2m mdn chs (4) gd, 7 ran.
Prince Tam 6-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, stayed chasing leaders, ridden and no extra approaching last, 4th of 8, 6l behind Troodos Jet (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft.
Native Coll 16-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, effort to chase leaders 4 out, soon ridden and outpaced, no impression from 2 out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Raysrock (11-12) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Stolen Light (IRE) 100-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Broughton Green (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Dec, 10 ran.