PYJAMA GAME seems to be getting the hang of jumping fences and the Sedgefield winner will be staying on here when others have cried enough. Rose Dobbin's seven-year-old is preferred to the returning The Friary and Badger Foot while Flying Doctor is better over hurdles. Baltic Pathfinder did finish ahead of Apache Blue at Sedgefield last month but both finished tailed off and Forestside has still to ecapture his best form since joining Barry Murtagh.
The Friary (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders before 10th, in 3rd and held when fell 2 out, in a race won by Papamoa (11-7) at Newcastle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar, 8 ran.
Flying Doctor 7-1 (10-11) Prominent, every chance when not fluent 3 out, not much room after next, no extra when not fluent last, 6th of 14, 9l behind Diamond's Return (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, hampered 7th, pushed along after 11th, went 2nd 4 out, led before 2 out, clear approaching last, stayed on, won at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Sep beating Solway Dornal (9-7) by 11l, 5 ran.
Apache Blue (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 10th, outpaced next, hit 13th, soon weakened, last of 5, well behind Amuse Me (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Sep.
Baltic Pathfinder (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 2nd, reminder after 8th, ridden 10th, not fluent and weakened next, 4th of 5, well behind Amuse Me (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Sep.
Badger Foot (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Behind, hedway 15th, disputing 3rd before 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 10, 40l behind Night In Milan (10-12) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May '12.
Forestside (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Held up, pushed along 13th, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind More Equity (10-11) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.