Hie Mossy and No Deal have both been successful in a point-to-point. The latter also landed a Carlisle bumper in November so has to be of interest making his debut over timber. Toplander also has a win between the flags to his name but is already a nine-year-old and hasn't been seen since finishing second in a maiden hunter chase at Hexham in May. HARRY THE LEMMON was second in Imperial Vic at Musselburgh last month on his first start under Rules. That was a very decent effort and he should take all the beating here with a repeat, though Irish raider Ballybogey, who finished second here yesterday, is one of only two booked rides for AP McCoy.
Ballybogey (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, b mstk 1/2 way, nev involved, pu last, in a race won by Hey R Fella (11-4) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in Oct '11, 13 ran.
Harry The Lemmon (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8th, effort 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace from next, held flat, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Imperial Vic (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Hie Mossy (IRE) Moscow Society gelding out of Sarah's Smile.
No Deal (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov beating Cloud Creeper (11-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Snuker 66-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy in Dec.
The Shrimp (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division on outside, lost place and reminder before 7th, weakened 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Forty Crown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Toplander (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, led 8th, jumped right 11th, ridden and headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Impact Zone (11-7) at Hexham 3m 1f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Jamaddji 5-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, hit 5th, lost place before 7th, never dangerous, last of 10, well behind Goldtrek (10-1) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.