Irish import REALIGNMENT finished runner-up at Sedgefield last month on his reappearance and first start for Donald McCain. This longer trip will suit and he's fancied to get off the mark. Forcefield disappointed over a longer distance last time, but scored over 3m at Newcastle in November and he can figure off a 5lb higher mark, while Seven Is Lucky should have come for his recent comeback and was placed over C&D back in April. The remainder are out of form and hard to fancy.
Forcefield 4-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders after 4 out, stayed on to go 3rd flat, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 10, 23l behind Super Ally (11-7) at Kelso 3m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Knockando 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division in touch, lost place after 7th, weakened well before last, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Fentara (11-2) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led, driven and headed approaching last, soon ridden, lost place and weakened flat, 5th of 10, 26l behind Super Ally (11-7) at Kelso 3m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Realignment (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, led after 3rd, ridden approaching last, edged right and bumped flat, soon headed, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Stormy Morning (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.
Sported And Played (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Led, ridden approaching 3 out, headed soon after, lost place before next, weakened last, 6th of 8, 37l behind Kings Canyon (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Billsgrey (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Held up behind, reminder 12th, lost touch before 3 out, tailed off when left 4th before last, 4th of 8, well behind Celian (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Harrys Whim 22-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 8th, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 36l behind Any Given Moment (10-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.