This trip can bring HELLORBOSTON's undoubted stamina into play and, though he's likely to do much better when tackling fences, the winning pointer and bumper can get the better of Simarthur, a close second to Billfromthebar over course and distance in October but very disappointing when only fifth at Carlisle subsequently. Romany Ryme is a bit more exposed than his likely market rivals but only found one too good back in novice company over 2m5f here last time and shouldn't be far away again.
Allforthelove 50-1 (10-12) Always behind and mistakes, struggling from 4th, soon tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by The Last Samuri (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 14 ran.
Generous Chief (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 7th of 11, well behind Kilgefin Star (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Hellorboston (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Not fluent, led until 1st, chased leaders, ridden and lost place 3 out (normal 6 out), well behind before home turn, 6th of 7, well behind Royal Regatta (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.
Romany Ryme 15-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner before last, soon every chance, no extra run-in, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Kilbree Chief (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Ruberslaw 14-1 (12-5) A bhnd; to when fell 3 out, in a race won by James Wyatt (12-5) at Sinnington 3m ptp sft in Feb, 9 ran.
Simarthur 11-10fav (10-12) With leader, mistake 5th, pushed along before 7th, weakened 4 out, 5th of 9, 41l behind Milan Bound (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Ultiep (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, jumped left 4th, jumped slow next, never dangerous, 8th of 14, well behind The Last Samuri (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Whinstone Dee (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along approaching 4 out, no extra from 3 out, 12th of 20, 49l behind The King Of Brega (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Nov.