Houseparty has his first run since October and John Ferguson's bumper winner may need more time. Yorkist has only found one too good in a couple of recent races at Carlisle but the form is nothing special while Travis County needs to settle better, though was second over course and distance on his penultimate start. TREND IS MY FRIEND was made favourite for a handicap at Catterick last time after a couple of decent efforts in novice events but was a bit keen and made mistakes before fading into fourth. He might be worth another chance as Cruachan needs to improve again on his fourth at Kelso.
Antihero 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakened from 5 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Corrin Wood (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Antirrhinum Bollin Eric gelding out of Artemesia.
Audacious 8-1 (9-10) Led until halfway, chased leader until ridden inside final 2f, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 11, 19l behind Positively (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep (flat).
Houseparty 17-2 (10-12) Led, went left soon after 3 out, ridden and headed between last two, lost 2nd last, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Teals Star 66-1 (11-0) In rear, behind 6th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Up To Something (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Two Oscars (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, pushed along before 6th, soon lost place, fell 2 out, in a race won by Scarlet Fire (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Yorkist (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) Led, clear before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Mojolika (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Cruachan (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Held up behind, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 10, 13l behind Phoenix Returns (10-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Fa'side Castle (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Swaledale Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs, 13 ran.
Travis County (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out until 2 out, weakened between last two, 5th of 16, 10l behind Calculated Risk (11-12) at Ascot 2m Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo) (3) gd.
Trend Is My Friend (USA) 15-8fav (11-2) Set good gallop, jumped left 2nd and 3rd, ridden and headed when hit 2 out, soon beaten, no extra last, 4th of 7, 17l behind White Fusion (11-10) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Witch Way 150-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, weakened before 4 out, 9th of 13, well behind Overpriced (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.