John Ferguson rarely wastes a trip this far north and Denis O'Regan looks a significant jockey booking for lightly-raced former Godolphin inmate CHAT ROOM. By Dubawi, he changed hands for 150,000gns as a two-year-old and can shrug off a lengthy absence to make a winning start to his hurdles career. Four-times Flat winner Las Verglas Star is another interesting newcomer while Artisan, Ironic and the three-year-old filly Miss Conduct have already shown some ability over timber. Madrasa probably has a bit of scope but Sedgefield bumper Mount Hope has disappointed so far over obstacles.
Artisan 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, stayed on, unable to trouble front pair, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Rear Admiral (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Brother Scott 13-2 (10-5) Led, headed before 5th, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 50l behind Gymdoli (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.
Chat Room 4-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, switched right and headway over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Aomen (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Apr '11 (flat).
Fame Again 5-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 27l behind Forty Crown (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Ironic (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, effort when mistake 2 out, soon under pressure and weakened, 5th of 8, 20l behind Meganisi (11-5) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Kay Gee Be (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Nov (flat).
Madrasa (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, hit 5th, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 18l behind Special Catch (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Magic Haze 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out, headed after next, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Fleet Dawn (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Mecox Bay (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Led until 2nd, prominent, not fluent 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Superior Quality (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Mon Homme 66-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Broadway Buffalo (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Mount Hope (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) In touch when pulled up before 4th, in a race won by Imperial Vic (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs, 7 ran.
No Quarter (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep (flat).
Yacht London Lady 66-1 (10-5) Towards rear, ridden 4 out, never near leaders, 7th of 14, 43l behind Diamond Sweeper (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Lady Romanza (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Keen tracked leaders, left 2nd at 3rd, hit 6th, ridden 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Sir Fredlot (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy.
Miss Conduct 25-1 (10-12) Led, mistake 3rd, not fluent 6th, headed 3 out, weakened before next, held on for remote 3rd, tailed off, 3rd of 9, well behind L'unique (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f Listed hdl 3yo (1) sft.