Ferdy Murphy sets a poser here by saddling both GAVROCHE GAUGAIN and On Gossamer Wings. The former has the better recent form and should be thereabouts in a race that won't take much winning. Well Oiled doesn't look the force of old while it's difficult to find much in the recent efforts of Personal Shopper and Murrell to merit consideration and though Local Present won at Worcester and Fakenham in the autumn, he's still on a 5lb higher mark here and hasn't shown much since.
Well Oiled (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) In touch on outside, dropped to rear after 4th, struggling 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sacre Toi (11-2) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 8 ran.
Gavroche Gaugain (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leader until ridden 10th, keeping on one pace when left 3rd at last, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Sleep In First (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Personal Shopper 40-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, trailing from 6 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Realt Mor (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase sft.
On Gossamer Wings (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Held up in last pair, headway 6th, chased leaders next, weakened 9th, 6th and no chance when blundered 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, 34l behind No Way Hozay (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Local Present (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 12th, one pace when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, jumped badly left last, 5th of 12, 48l behind Keeverfield (10-13) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Murrell (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 19l behind Milan Royale (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.