More Likely is most likely to score with Breaking Storm and Oneforsaturday set to run her close. The mare was listed class over chase fences and whilst a lower handicap mark over hurdles is no guarantee of success, she put up a decent run at Cartmel and a similar effort should see her very much in the shake up. Breaking Storm has won at Market Rasen under this rider. He didn't finish far too away in novice company over course and distance. Oneforsaturday was well held when second in a contest at Sedgefield. Alan Swinbank's charges are always noted in the market. Runaround Sue returns to hurdling having had a couple of abortive runs over chase fences. Its Bertie returns after a sizeable absence and is watched in the market to see how forward he is on return. High Bird Humphrey had something of a tall reputation in his earlier days but has failed to live up to that lofty billing. Ad Murum ran one of his better races in a conditionals' contest at the course and it's good to see that connections have put Matthew Dickinson aboard again today. The well bred Aladdins Cave was quickly despatched from Sir Michael Stoute's stable after one run. He is still yet to strike gold for Gordon Elliot. Sprinkler is ordinary though rates best of the rest. A trappy affair that can be landed by More Likely.
Breaking Storm (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders approaching 2 out, kept on from last, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Thats Confidential (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf.
More Likely 9-1 (10-13) Mid-division, reminders from 6th, headway under pressure to go 2nd 2 out, 6 lengths down last, ridden and kept on flat, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Don't Ask Me (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Aladdins Cave 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, moderate 9th 3 out, no impression in 7th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 15l behind Games (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-102 gs in Aug.
Snow's Ride 40-1 (11-12) Mid-division, effort when mistake 7th, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 42l behind Loom (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf.
Oneforsaturday (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up, blundered 3rd, mistake 6th, brief effort when mistake 8th, soon weakened, 6th of 11, well behind Corkage (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
High Bird Humphrey 7-2jt-fav (11-6) Chased leaders, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, 33l behind Smart Man (10-0) at Catterick 2m 3f amt hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Dec.
Wee Bertie (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) In touch, effort when mistake 4 out, weakened next, 11th of 15, well behind Major Malarkey (11-5) at Perth 3m amt hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.
Ad Murum (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up, rapid headway 5th, ridden 2 out, soon one pace, 2nd of 14, 17l behind Loom (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf.
Sprinkler 28-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 19l behind Loom (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf.
Runaround Sue (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Prominent, hit 8th, weakened 12th, 6th of 12, 49l behind Follow Your Heart (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
It's Bertie 9-4fav (9-12) Held up in touch, hit 8th, soon struggling, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out pulled up 4 out in race won by Loulou Nivernais (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Feb '07, 6 ran.
Lawgiver (IRE) 18-1 (11-1) Held up, headway 3 out, ridden 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 14, 28l behind Loom (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf.
Roman Army (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Always behind, 10th of 17, 43l behind Marufo (11-12) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Kerasoun (FR) 25-1 (10-10) Behind, hit 6th, struggling 4 out, 6th of 12, 26l behind Captain Becket (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.