Hallmark Star went close on a couple of occasions last season but his two runs this term have been disappointing, though he's still preferred to stablemate Final Assault. APOLLO ELEVEN stepped up on his debut effort at Bangor to finish third at Cheltenham a couple of weeks ago. This looks a good chance to get off the mark as Hexham fourth Redpender is likely to find this much too sharp. Frankie's Promise won a couple of bumpers at the start of the year but unseated his rider at the second flight on his hurdles debut.
Apollo Eleven (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner from 2nd, ridden from 3 out, lost 2nd next, 3rd and beaten last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Lac Fontana (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Brighton Road (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, went 3rd before 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 32l behind Vinny Gambini (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Danehills Well (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) In rear, headway before 4 out, soon went 3rd, weakened from next, 5th of 7, well behind Zuider Zee (11-1) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Mar.
Dunkirk's First (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged 10f out, led 10f out, headed over 2f out, no impression on leading pair over 1f out, 4th of 12, 20l behind Line D'aois (10-11) at Hexham 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Finaghy Ayr (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) In touch on outside, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost place and behind, 10th of 12, 38l behind Frankie's Promise (11-10) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr.
Final Assault (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 14l behind Mont Royale (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Frankie's Promise (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pecked 1st, blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Plan Again (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Hallmark Star 6-1 (11-5) Racked leader, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 12, 21l behind Turtle Watch (10-3) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Inniscastle Boy 25-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 14l behind Camerooney (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct (flat).
Military Call 100-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 10, 30l behind Castletown Bridge (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Sep.
On The Buckle 12-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 33l behind Castletown Bridge (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Sep.
Redpender (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, 4th and one pace last, 4th of 11, 8l behind Ballyben (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Scorpions Sting (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, challenged and every chance over 3f out to over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 10l behind Izzini (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Tim's Approach (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Raced keenly, disputed lead and set steady pace, driven and lost place after 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 7, 25l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Knockcairn (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Always behind, pushed along halfway, tailed off over 3f out, virtually pulled up, last of 12, well behind Frankie's Promise (11-10) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr.
Molly Milan 40-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, ridden 6f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 20l behind Regal Diamond (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gs in Apr.
Silverton 20-1 (11-8) Prominent, racing awkwardly and lost place after 5th, well beaten from 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Momkinzain (10-12) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Spring Over (IRE) Samraan mare out of Superswap.