AVOCA PROMISE made an early mistake over a shorter trip at Ascot last time and was always struggling. But his jumping won't be put under as much pressure here and he can bounce back at the main expense of the hat-trick-seeking King Of The Wolds. The latter has won at Sedgefield and Fakenham and taken well to fences, though is climbing the weights. Knock A Hand was second over 2m4f here last month before running over hurdles. He can't be ignored but recent Kelso second Jet Master still needs more.
Knock A Hand (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out, 11th of 17, 31l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
King Of The Wolds (IRE) 5-4 (10-11) Made all, 2 lengths clear 2 out, driven between last 2, hard pressed when mistake and left clear last, won at Fakenham 2m 5f (3) gs in Nov beating Flichity (10-0) by well, 5 ran.
Avoca Promise (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Mistakes towards rear, blundered 7th, tailed off when blundered 3 out, 11th of 15, 44l behind Drumshambo (11-4) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Nov.
Jet Master (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear and keen, headway before and mistake 3 out, led 2 out, headed last, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Swift Arrow (11-4) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.