King Of The Wolds displayed a resolute attitude to repel the last thrust of Deise Dynamo to score on his chasing debut at Sedgefield and there should certainly be quite a bit more to come from the Jefferson inmate. The Presenting gelding receives a healthy 8lb from DURSEY SOUND but Jonjo O'Neill's charge created a really good impression when scoring at Bangor before tipping up in mid-race at Market Rasen in what looked an enticing contest. There should be little between them but the topweight receives narrow preference to compensate for that unfortunate spill last time. Hunting Tower has had his attentions turned to chasing at a pretty late stage of his career but did run perfectly well on his chasing debut at Carlisle. It will be interesting to see how he gets on around this totally different track and looks next best after the aforementioned pair.
Dursey Sound (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) In rear, headway 9th, blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Gullinbursti (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 6f (3) sft, 7 ran.
Hunting Tower 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear but in touch, headway 5 out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Beeves (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Oct.
King Of The Wolds (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Led to 2nd, tracked leader, led 4th, soon clear, held on towards finish, ridden out, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Oct beating Deise Dynamo (10-9) by nk, 8 ran.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led until after 1st, tracked leader, lost place before 2 out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Gores Island (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
Flichity (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Never going well in rear, ridden and struggling before 13th, tailed off and pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Waltzing Tornado (11-8) at Southwell 3m hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 5 ran.