Stormin Exit would probably have been the selection here had this been over 3m but this trip is surely too sharp for Jim Goldie's stayer. KEALIGOLANE ran well for a long way on his comeback at Wetherby and was second over course and distance in February. If he can reproduce the form of his defeat of Vulcanite at Carlisle earlier, Barry Murtagh's grey should take all the beating today. Simply Ned fell at the first on his reappearance in a novices' handicap but Catch Tammy won at Stratford in September and looks a danger.
Simply Ned (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Fell 1st, in a race won by Up To Something (11-5) at Carlisle 2m (3) gd in Oct, 9 ran.
Kealigolane (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) With leader, led 2nd, headed 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 10, 23l behind Lucky Landing (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Prosecco (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Chased leaders until lost place but in touch 4th, headway to chase leaders 9th, led 12th, mistake and headed soon after 4 out, chased winner but no impression when dropped to 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Consigliere (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Catch Tammy (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Made virtually all, clear before last, stayed on, won at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep beating Olympian Boy (11-12) by 10l, 6 ran.
Stormin Exit (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Prominent, not fluent 7th, mistake 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 13, 27l behind Arctic Court (10-13) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Un Guet Apens (FR) 3-1 (10-10) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway on inside to get in behind leaders 8th, in rear and outpaced 13th, left poor 4th 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 42l behind Nuts N Bolts (11-0) at Ayr 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Jan.
Mister Stickler (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Prominent, took keen hold, went 2nd approaching 4 out until not fluent next, weakened approaching last, 5th of 7, 32l behind Hellfire Club (11-3) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar '12.
Endeavor 7-2fav (11-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden before 2 out, quickly weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Turtle Watch (10-3) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct, 12 ran.