Five of the seven are course winners but one that isn't, Suprise Vendor, was the most impressive of the septet last time when scoring easily at Kelso. However, he's not the easiest to catch right and is up 8lb for that decisive success. LADY BLUESKY has also been hit with a 7lb rise for a comfortable success at Kelso last time but is a far more reliable sort and appeals as the safer option. She has been a good dual purpose servant to her yard and gets on tremendously well with her conditional pilot. Circus Clown and Prosecco are both reliable and consistent although they do find winning rather hard and are preferred in that order as the latter hasn't been seen over hurdles since the spring of 2009.
Raysrock (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Slowly away, behind, headway and in touch on outside 5th, lost place before 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Always Right (11-3) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp chs (2) sft in Dec.
Lady Bluesky 5-1 (11-0) Made virtually all, wandered approaching 4th, driven between last 2, ridden and pressed final 150 yards, stayed on gamely towards finish, won at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Cool Baranca (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, effort next, led approaching when left clear at last, easily, won at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec beating Beidh Tine Anseo (11-3) by 12l, 9 ran.
Circus Clown (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, took closer order 7th, led before 2 out, headed 2 out, well held in 2nd when blundered last, 2nd of 5, 14l behind Dowd's Destiny (11-0) at Ayr 2m 5f beg chase (4) sft.
Prosecco (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, jumped right 5th, jumped slowly next, soon lost place, headway to go 3rd before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 7, 31l behind Bene Lad (10-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Open de L'Isle (FR) 14-1 (11-6) Prominent, lost place 4th, soon behind, 8th of 9, well behind Suprise Vendor (10-4) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Nelson du Ronceray (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, chased winner before 8th, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 44l behind Bene Lad (10-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.