Mourne Paddy and LORD OF DRUMS were due to run here on Tuesday evening and the latter is taken to score if Lucinda Russell takes the two runs in two days route. He looks the most progressive of these, turns up in good form and looks to have more scope for improvement than his rivals. Triple point-to-point scorer Mourne Paddy looks likely to need further in time but his earlier third here to Toledo Gold over this trip gives him a shout. Endeavor has taken well to fences and is 5lb better off for a 5l beating by the selection last time. He could well get closer here but is not expected to reverse placings. The Paddy Premium may challenge for prize-money.
Endeavor 7-2 (11-7) Held up, mistake 2nd, in touch from 7th, mistake 10th, hung left after last, stayed on, unable to challenge, 4th of 6, 5l behind Lord Of Drums (10-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Mourne Paddy (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged 6th, led 3 out, headed before next, weakened to 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Toledo Gold (10-12) at Perth 2m nov chs (4) gf in Jun.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Chased leader, mistake 6th, led bypassing omitted 2 out, hung right after last, driven out, won at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Twentypoundluck (11-9) by 3l, 6 ran.
The Paddy Premium (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leader and clear of rest until 7th, no impression 2 out, lost 2nd at the last, driven and one pace in 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Sergeant Pink (10-7) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
Merry Minster 20-1 (10-4) Always behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Big Sound (10-13) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jun, 7 ran.