Billy Blade will like the going but has rather lost his way again of late. Matrow's Lady could figure if fully wound-up and a similar remark applies to Loughalder while James Cowley's claim reduces bottom weight Copper Carroll's burden by a further 5lb. But the Newton Abbot fourth still looks to close in the handicap to ON ALERT, who can bounce back from a narrow defeat over 3m2f at Huntingdon on this slower surface. Nothing Is Forever has hinted at ability in the past and could run into a place off his current mark.
Berea Court (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led approaching 7th, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 22l behind Dursey Sound (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Matrow's Lady (IRE) 9-2fav (11-9) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd last, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 22l behind Politelysed (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Billy Blade 8-1 (11-8) Jumped badly, always in rear, 6th of 8, 27l behind Zepnove (9-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Loughalder (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 5th until ridden before 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 14, 14l behind Kayfton Pete (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Silky Bob (IRE) 100-1 (10-6) Raced wide towards rear, headway approaching 8th, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Makethe Mostofnow (11-9) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling before 9th, soon well behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind My Mate Vinnie (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Bonoman (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 5th of 10, 21l behind Tahiti Pearl (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Nothing Is Forever (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden 2 out, went 4th and held before last, lost 4th place near finish, 5th of 10, 13l behind Red Whisper (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
On Alert 2-1fav (10-10) Tracked leader, led approaching and hit 3 out, headed next, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Everdon Brook (10-2) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Copper Carroll (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 14l behind Jewellery (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.