BIG SOUND had shown very little before scoring over 3m at Hexham and landing some decent bets in the process and hopefully this drop in trip won't inconvenience him and he can complete a double. Mary Milan finished runner-up in two heavy-ground novice hurdles before a moderate run over a longer trip at Carlisle where the going may have been too quick. One For Harry won a poor contest here last December but had no problems stepping up in grade at Newcastle where he gained an easy victory on heavy ground. Call It On was struggling when falling on his latest start at Hexham in May and could be a few pounds high.
Call It On (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Led to 6th, led again 9th, headed 10th, pushed along before 14th, in 4th and looking held when unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Lukey Luke (10-4) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
One For Harry (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Upswing (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Oct.
Surf And Turf (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went wide on back straight, weakened 3 out, 10th of 11, 37l behind Ray Diamond (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3out, soon outpaced, 5th of 7, 8l behind Toye Native (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.
Caerlaverock (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, weakened from 10th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Soprano (9-9) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov '11, 11 ran.
Mary Milan (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, weakened 9th, 7th of 13, 42l behind Purcell's Bridge (10-11) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Embsay Crag 5-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd or 4th, lost place after 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by All That Remains (11-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Big Sound 7-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, led before last, kept on well towards finish, won at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jun beating Auberge (11-0) by 3l, 7 ran.
Total Assets 50-1 (11-1) In touch, fell 1st, in a race won by Weybridge Light (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Sam Lord 6-1 (11-12) Chased leader, led 3 out, headed before last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Dynamic Drive (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Another Dimension (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders until 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Total Submission (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb '12, 19 ran.