Strobe likes it here but usually needs a run to put him straight. Call Box was due to run over hurdles here yesterday while Gud Day was third over course and distance on Wednesday but might need some help from the handicapper. Wilde Pastures could go well on ground that will suit, however, and makes more appeal than Lord Of Drums and Inoogoo, who has got nowhere near recently. BAILEYS CONCERTO stays further but won easily over this trip at Carlisle last week and can defy a penalty to complete his hat-trick.
Wilde Pastures (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) With leader, led 2nd, headed 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Wintered Well (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Call Box (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led, headed after 5th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Silsol (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Gud Day (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Ut Majeur Aulmes (11-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd.
Baileys Concerto (IRE) 7-4 (10-6) Chased leading pair, pushed along before 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led last, quickened readily clear run-in, easily, won at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Blackwater King (11-0) by 6l, 4 ran.
Strobe 11-2 (10-11) Tracked leader, mistake 9th, soon ridden, effort 3 out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Quito Du Tresor (11-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Coeur de Fou (FR) 2-1fav (11-7) Tracked leader, led 3 out to next, ridden and one pace approaching last, no impression in 4th flat, 4th of 6, 6l behind Captain Paulie (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Inoogoo (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Led, headed before and blundered 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Pamak D'airy (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Led until 3rd, left in lead 7th, ridden and headed last, no impression on winner and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Sudski Star (11-3) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.