Tim Easterby had a surprise winner at Southwell on Sunday but it wouldn't be a shock if Fourjacks took the spoils here. Closely related to a couple of winners, he made a promising start behind Dark Glacier at Kelso last month and the experience will not have been lost on him. Pasture Bay went to Kelso in May with a strong reputation and started favourite. He couldn't quite cope with the speed of Freddie Brown but stayed on powerfully at the finish and looks a nice prospect. DUNOWEN POINT is more likely to be suited by bumpers than the aforementioned duo, however, as his dam is from a Flat-based family. He looked all over the winner when taking the lead at the furlong pole over 2m1f at Hexham in October but was caught close home by Cool Vic. This tighter track and slightly shorter trip can see compensation gained.
Aeneid 11-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, losing place when not much room over 7f out, well held after, 5th of 7, 35l behind Poole Master (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Bogside (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Pulled hard, and tracked leader, led halfway, ridden 2 out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Quite The Man (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr '09.
Bunclody 3-1 (10-4) With leader, led narrowly 9f out, stayed on inside and headed over 1f out, soon outpaced and no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Diocles (11-0) at Southwell 2m n h flat (5) std.
Crafti Bookie (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 4th from 1/2way until 3rd aftr 4out, went 6l 2nd 2out, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Viaduct Bud (11-7) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Crowning Jewel Sulamani gelding out of Pennys Pride.
Dunowen Point (IRE) 4-5fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, challenged on inside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Cool Vic (10-11) at Hexham 2m cond & am NH flat (5) gs in Oct.
Everkingly Bollin Eric gelding out of Pink Mosaic.
Fourjacks 4-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, chased winner before 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Dark Glacier (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
High Hoylander 9-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway on inside 7f out, ridden 3f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Master Murphy (10-9) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Kyte Josr Algarhoud gelding out of Gold And Blue.
Little Hercules (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Johnston's Crest.
Pasture Bay (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Freddie Brown (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gf in May.
Zaru (FR) 5-2fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Bold Sir Brian (10-12) at Ayr 1m 6f 3yo nhf (5) sft in Dec '09.
Milans Danielle (IRE) Milan filly out of Persian Argument.