Alderbrook Lad adapted to heavy ground at Catterick with a fine front-running display and is on a hat-trick. An 8lb rise makes this tougher but Joe Colliver's claim is a bonus. SUPREME ASSET has yet to score over fences but his turn isn't far off judging by his fine run when attempting to concede Bobcatbilly 11lb at Haydock. He only faded close home over that 2m4f and can get off the mark. Clondaw Knight made a winning debut over fences at Kelso in November where he had today's rival Suprise Vendor 4l behind. The latter subsequently completed a double but was a long way behind Alderbrook Lad at Catterick.
Supreme Asset (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in 5th, headway approaching 4 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, headed last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Bobcatbilly (10-8) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
Clondaw Knight (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, headway to go 2nd before 4 out, led before 3 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov beating Suprise Vendor (10-7) by 4l, 11 ran.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, weakened from 5 out, 5th of 6, 34l behind Alderbrook Lad (10-6) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 7-2 (10-6) Made all, clear 2 out, eased run-in, pushed out towards finish, won at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan beating Smadynium (11-4) by 1l, 6 ran.
Allow Me 20-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, mistake 7th, chased leaders under pressure before 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 8, 37l behind Embsay Crag (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Rupert Bear 7-2 (11-7) In rear, led from 4th, headed before 4 out, soon weakened, last of 4, 28l behind Cloverhill Lad (10-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.