A point-to-point winner last month, MOSS CLOUD has been purchased by Trevor Hemmings and won't have to be anything special to land this on his debut under Rules. Winged Crusader looks the best of those with experience as he finished well behind Seebright last time but the latter has subsequently won again. Tough Trade failed to step up on his debut effort when fourth at Catterick and Alfapoint also disappointed last time after showing a glimpse of promise on his introduction at Sedgefield. Meadowcroft Boy is the first foal of a hurdles winner and could prove best of the rest.
Alfapoint 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders until weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Legacy Gold (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Central Flame 6-1 (12-0) Sis; a rr; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Moscow Menace (12-0) at Alnwick 2m 4f ptp gs, 13 ran.
Moss Cloud (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, mstk 8th, cl en 5th from 10th, prog 3out & ld 2out, chall well aftr 2out, 3l adv bes last, so, won at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Rockingtimes (12-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Winged Crusader (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along 4f out, headway and ran green 3f out, outpaced final 2f, 6th of 7, 14l behind Seebright (11-4) at Chepstow 2m N H flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Mrs Grass 25-1 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden along over 6f out, struggling soon after, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Brady (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Savannah's Choice 50-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, ridden over 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Legacy Gold (11-5) at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (6) sft.
Meadowcroft Boy Kayf Tara gelding out of Blackbriery Thyne.
Tough Trade 12-1 (9-11) In rear and keen, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 7, 22l behind Johnny Og (10-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.