Papamoa has failed to threaten since scoring at Hexham in November despite running into a place on a couple of occasions while On Broadway has yet to run up to his hurdling form in either of his two outings over fences. And The Man has won over hurdles at this track but has failed to complete his last three starts and the jury is out on him at present so the vote goes to FORESTSIDE. The Irish raider scored over timber here last month and can race off a 5lb lower mark back over the larger obstacles.
Papamoa 8-1 (11-11) Towards rear, headway before 10th, no impression from 3 out, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Markadam (11-3) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
On Broadway 5-2fav (11-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 8th, one pace and no impression, 7th of 8, 29l behind Bertie Milan (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
And The Man 14-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, struggling when not fluent 10th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rolecarr (11-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Forestside (IRE) 9-2fav (10-13) Held up in mid-division, outpaced approaching 9th, plugged on to modest 5th before last, 5th of 12, 16l behind Too Cool To Fool (10-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.