This is a distinctly moderate affair as most of these would struggle to win a seller. Craig Nichol rode last year's winner for Lucinda Russell and they team up again with MOMKINZAIN, who beat Solway Dandy and Early Applause when successful on a couple of occasion here last summer. He returns from a break but that shouldn't be a problem and this is his time of year. The four-year-old Baraboy should be thereabouts if reproducing his best form while Noel Kelly sends over Ivanka who was third at Sligo around this time last year. Endeavor has never won off a mark this high over hurdles.
Endeavor 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, mistake 8th, went 3rd before 9th, went 4 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Sudski Star (10-2) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 6 ran.
Momkinzain (USA) 4-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, weakened after 4 out, 6th of 8, well behind Jack Albert (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Dec.
Early Applause 8-1 (11-8) Towards rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders under pressure before next, never on terms, 6th of 14, 21l behind Oliver's Gold (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Ivanka (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Towards rear, progress into 10th and ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 16, 15l behind Hurler And Farmer (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Claude Carter 9-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, chased winner from 5th until 4 out, lost 3rd 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 10, 40l behind Civil Unrest (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Solway Dandy 11-4fav (10-1) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, hit next, 10th lengths 7th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Reaping The Reward (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul, 10 ran.
Baraboy (IRE) 22-1 (10-2) Mid-division, pushed along 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 22l behind Wintered Well (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Ellistrin Belle 25-1 (10-0) Led, hit 3 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 15l behind Hunters Belt (11-4) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.
Northern Acres 17-2 (10-13) In rear, not fluent and hampered 1st, not fluent 7th, closed when hit 3 out, weakened after next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Master Murphy (10-8) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Flogarose (FR) 10-1 (10-2) Tracked leader, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by Be My Present (11-8) at Hexham 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar, 10 ran.
Caught In The Act (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) In rear, soon tailed off, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Doubledisdoubledat (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 9 ran.
Cigalas 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, in touch when not fluent 5th, weakening when rider lost iron briefly before 3 out, last of 6, 49l behind Vodka Red (10-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.