Supreme Asset couldn't follow-up his Uttoxeter win under a penalty at Doncaster last time and FIRTH OF THE CLYDE is preferred. He never looked like catching Broadway Buffalo when runner-up here earlier this month but improvement is expected and Malcolm Jefferson's charge can open his account. Fine Kingdom has been well beaten either side of scoring at Catterick and needs to be more consistent but Triumph Hurdle entry Suffice is worth a second glance on his hurdling debut after scoring at Wolverhampton recently. Early Applause is another debutant to note.
Supreme Asset (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division on inside, mistake 4th, headway after 6th, outpaced by leaders after 4 out, no impression after, 5th of 20, 20l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Alf The Audacious 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven 3 out, kept on same pace, no chance with leaders before next, 4th of 10, 16l behind Duke Of Navan (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Captain Clayton (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) With leader and keen, led after about 3f, headed 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 22l behind Dakar Run (10-8) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Court Red (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along 6f out, soon tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Hellorboston (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Croco Bay (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led, headed 3 out, weakened and lost 2 places run-in, 4th of 11, 21l behind Broadway Buffalo (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
De Bee Keeper (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) Mid-division, chased leaders 4 out, ridden after next, kept on same pace, 5th and held when blundered last, 6th of 11, 15l behind Bit Of A Jig (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Early Applause 13-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden after 2 out, no impression, 6th of 11, 10l behind Beyeh (10-0) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Firth Of The Clyde 7-2 (11-3) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on to take 2nd run-in, 2nd of 11, 17l behind Broadway Buffalo (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Rifle Shot (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Towards rear, some headway 7th, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 42l behind Get Back In Line (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft.
Trust Thomas 66-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, headway before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 3rd of 9, 30l behind Eduard (11-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Fine Kingdom 20-1 (10-3) Mid-division, weakened after 9th, 9th of 10, well behind Salubrious (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
The Flaming Matron (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 20l behind Brijomi Queen (10-5) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Feb '12.
Lysino (GER) 25-1 (10-12) Raced keen, held up towards rear, headway and in touch on outside before 4th, outpaced 3 out, weakened from next, last of 7, 28l behind Totalize (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Suffice (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Close up, headway to track leaders 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol beating Full Swing (9-5) by 3l, 5 ran (flat).
Wayne Manor (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, went 5th 3 out, went poor 4th 2 out, one pace, 5th of 9, 23l behind Deepsand (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.