Fly Home Harry should figure again given Daragh Bourke negates a decent chunk of a 10lb penalty for his wins at Ayr and this track last time. But a chance is taken on GURKHA BRAVE as he's still getting plenty of weight from the former and went very close at Musselburgh earlier this month with Coinage back in fourth. The latter also has an engagement at Towcester but would have claims if turning up. Border Breaker, The Grey Taylor and Uppertown Cave were all successful in point-to-points last time and make their debuts under Rules while both Vinnie Red and Oleohneh are newcomers to note.
Fly Home Harry 9-4 (11-9) Tracked leaders, took closer order over 7f out, le dover 3f out, pressed over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs beating Cousin Guillaume (11-2) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Border Breaker (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tr ldrs, went 3rd 2out, rdn to chall aftr 2out, adv when left clr last, row, won at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Some Kid (10-13) by 6l, 9 ran.
Coinage (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind It's High Time (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Dreamisi (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Marvellous Dream.
General Tiberius Selkirk gelding out of Eminencia.
Gurkha Brave (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed last 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind It's High Time (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Halkirk (IRE) Nayef gelding out of Sil Sila.
The Grey Taylor (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Made all, j well, sow when chall 2out, kow, won at Limavady 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Lock Towers (11-9) by 5l, 10 ran.
Uppertown Cave (IRE) 9-4 (11-9) Rcd 3rd, impr 3 out, 2 2out, led bef last, kow to line, won at Loughrea 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Didyouno (11-9) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Vinnie Red (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Conzara.
Wolf Sword (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 10f out, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace approching final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Desoto County (11-0) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov.
Oleohneh (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Dewasentah.