FORESTSIDE came right back to his best over track and trip three weeks ago under AP McCoy. He's only been raised a couple of pounds for that narrow success and, still well treated on his old form, there seems no reason to desert him now. Hurraboru may be the danger as he was just touched off by Micro Mission at Wetherby last month and is only a pound higher, though Stormion is a C&D winner and won a small race at Newcastle last time. Merrydown and Harry The Lemmon could figure but this looks a bit competitive for Ockey De Neulliac nowadays and Seven Is Lucky also looks to be feeling his age. Solis has been placed in his last three starts but looks held by the selection on a line through Talkin Sence.
Makhzoon (USA) 16-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, lost place after 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up next, in a race won by Monetary Fund (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft, 10 ran.
Merrydown (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Soon led, headed after 4th, , chased leaders until weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 13l behind Alpha Victor (11-8) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Dec.
Rock Relief (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, pushed along and in rear before 7th, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Parc Des Princes (10-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Solway Sam 18-1 (10-3) Held up behind, ridden and headway when mistake 3 out, stayed on to take 4th between last 2, never reached leaders, 4th of 10, 16l behind Monetary Fund (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft.
Hurraboru (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 3rd before 3 out, left chasing winner before last, every chance when not fluent last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Micro Mission (11-3) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Harry The Lemmon (IRE) 11-8 (11-0) Led until after 1st, prominent, not fluent 7th or 8th, soon ridden, closed to take 2nd after 2 out, jumped left last, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind No Deal (11-0) at Ayr 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led until 3rd, led 4th until before 6th, soon outpaced, rallied 7th, lost place before next, soon weakened, last of 6, well behind Pas Trop Tard (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy.
Forestside (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up, headway approaching 8th, not fluent 2 out, soon went 2nd, closed last, soon led, held on, won at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy beating Talkin Sence (11-1) by shd, 10 ran.
Ockey De Neulliac (FR) 13-8fav (10-11) In rear and in touch, went 3rd before 5th, kept on same pace and no impression, 3rd of 4, 16l behind Makhzoon (11-1) at Hexham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Stormion (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 4 out, ridden to lead last, driven out, won at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy beating Mini The Minx (9-13) by nk, 5 ran.
Solis (GER) 9-1 (10-7) Held up behind in touch, ridden to chase leaders after 4 out, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Talkin Sence (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Frontier Boy (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Close up, outpaced before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, 6th of 15, 29l behind Everdon Brook (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) With leader, led before 2nd, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 10, 36l behind Shadow Boxer (10-3) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.