FOND MEMORY only weakened at the last over a longer trip at Exeter last time. He'd earlier run Whispering Harry to half-a-length at Newbury and got within eight lengths of Irving at Ascot so an ordinary maiden should be within his capabilities. Final Pass has a won a point-to-point and finished second in a bumper so looks the danger as Anitopia has a long absence to overcome and Varene De Vauzelle fell at the first on his hurdles bow.
Anitopia 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 4th until after next, went 2nd again 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 11, 28l behind Rhymers Ha' (10-9) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec '12.
Final Pass (IRE) 2-1fav (10-11) Led narrowly, driven and hard pressed over 3f out, headed and ridden 2f out, kept on same pace in clear 2nd, no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Bells 'n' Banjos (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (5) gs.
Fond Memory (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) 8th of 19, 14l behind Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Mr Mansson (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place after 4th, not fluent 6th, mistake 8th, soon behind, mistake 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Masterleaderman (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Varene De Vauzelle (FR) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, fell 1st, in a race won by Katachenko (11-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft, 9 ran.
Where's Malachy (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Mid-division, jumped slowly 1st, headway approaching 5th, 5th and one pace after 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 14, 19l behind Frankie's Promise (11-6) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gs.
Vision De La Vie (FR) 100-1 (10-4) Hampered 1st, always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Dubai Prince (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Ceilidh (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Towards rear of mid-division, headway on wide outside halfway, in touch over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Sir Vinski (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
This Thyne Jude 4-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, outpaced from over 2f out, 8th of 12, 18l behind Mont Royale (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct.