CORRIN WOOD has done most of his racing in much softer ground than he'll face here but looked a very nice staying prospect when making all on his reappearance at Market Rasen and can continue his progress by taking this. Dursey Sound showed himself to be useful when scoring at Bangor in October and was challenging for the lead when unseating A P McCoy at Fakenham last time. Balding Banker, an easy winner of a novice chase at Hexham in May, hasn't made the expected progress and has it all to do.
Dursey Sound (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Tracked winner, went clear 2nd 12th, ridden and 2 lengths down 2 out, rallied to press winner and every chance when blundered and unseated rider last, in a race won by King Of The Wolds (10-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f (3) gs in Nov, 5 ran.
Corrin Wood (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Jumped well, made all, ridden approaching 3 out, in command when rider dropped whip approaching last, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) sft in Nov beating Baby Shine (10-9) by 4l, 4 ran.
Balding Banker (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Always towards rear, soon pulled up, in a race won by King Of The Wolds (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Oct, 8 ran.