November's Newcastle winner Delightfully has had eight runs here and is still chasing a first success. Stablemate Shooting Times returns from a break and may not appreciate the heavy going but Streams Of Whiskey likes the mud and should be thereabouts on his handicap debut, despite top weight. BORIS THE BLADE is a little quirky but was on his best behaviour when making all over fences at Newcastle on his reappearance. Only 2lb higher back over hurdles. Tina Jackson's grey could stage a repeat performance if allowed to dominate. Talkin Sence has a 7lb penalty for Saturday's win at Kelso but did it easily and can't be ignored with Gary Rutherford again taking off 5lb.
Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) In touch, driven approaching 3 out, chased leading pair next, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Imperial Vic (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Soft Spoken Guy (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) With winner, outpaced after 3 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Dunowen Point (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Talkin Sence (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, headway to lead after 3 out, clear last, stayed on well, eased towards finish, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec beating Solis (10-7) by 12l, 9 ran.
Forestside (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Soon well off the pace in mid-division, some headway but not going to get there from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 16l behind For A Finish (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Delightfully (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov beating Everdon Brook (10-8) by nk, 18 ran.
Storm To Pass 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 13, 42l behind Gymdoli (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.
Boris The Blade 12-1 (11-12) Made all, pressed 2 out and not fluent, kept on well from last, won at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Shadow Boxer (10-5) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Shooting Times 11-4fav (11-9) Raced in last pair, pushed along from 5th, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Cuban Piece (11-9) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Daasij (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) In rear, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 23l behind Micro Mission (11-3) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Bollin Fiona 10-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, outpaced 3 out, kept on from last, soon went 3rd, no impression, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Lisdonagh House (10-3) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Dundock 12-1 (11-0) Held up, outpaced 8th, headway 3 out, chasing leaders when mistake next, no extra, 7th of 10, 35l behind Carmela Maria (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.