Getting Ready created a good impression when scoring here earlier this month and the son of Westerner looks a progressive sort. However, if NETMINDER, a winning Irish pointer, can reproduce a greatly improved effort behind the talented Brindisi Breeze last time, he will take some stopping getting 7lb from the topweight. Talkin Sence has shown bits and pieces of form but the two hurdling debutants, Purcell's Bridge and All For A Buzz, have both shown plenty of promise in bumper company and look livelier threats if taking to the obstacles.
Getting Ready (IRE) 13-8 (11-5) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, kept on well, won at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft beating Guess Again (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bolt From The Blue 50-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and keen on outer, with leaders from 3rd, reminders after 5th, again before 6th, soon lost place, tailed of, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Sundown Trail (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) gs in Dec, 8 ran.
Netminder (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching 7th, driven clear when mistake last, soon challenged, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Brindisi Breeze (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Purcell's Bridge (FR) 5-2 (11-0) In touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 12, 12l behind Coneygree (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Qirie D'aron (FR) 5-1 (12-0) Ww, steady prog final cct, bhnd ldrs 3out, no ex bef last & pu, in a race won by Rathnaroughy (12-0) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy in Apr '10, 12 ran.
Talkin Sence (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 11, 24l behind Into Wain (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
All For A Buzz 3-1 (10-9) Made most until over 7f out, led again 6f out, ridden over 3f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Hurraboru (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.