This place is like a second home to Matmata de Tendron, though whether he's still capable of winning off a mark this high is debatable. Fellow veteran Camden George is another who's won here in the past and add to that list Boris The Blade, Stormion, Esme Rides A Gaine and Samson Collonges. Heez A Steel would probably have beaten Great Ocean Road at Sedgefield had he not made a mess of the last. He can reverse that form here but the step up in trip may suit FOZY MOSS and Stuart Coltherd's novice can open his account today. Cottiers Den also has some scope and could be best of the rest.
Boris The Blade 14-1 (11-7) Led 1st, headed narrowly 7th, led again after 10th, hit next, headed 12th, chased leaders, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 13, 19l behind Presented (11-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Heez A Steel (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Prominent, led 4th, headed 3 out, still pressing winner when not fluent last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Great Ocean Road (9-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Cottiers Den (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) In touch, in rear from 6th, pushed along 12th, weakened before 5 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 47l behind Indian Castle (11-2) at Wetherby 3m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.
Camden George (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway to lead narrowly 18th, headed 4 out, led again next until 2 out, 3rd and no impression last, weakened flat, 4th of 8, 31l behind Merlin's Wish (11-6) at Hexham 4m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Stormion (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) In rear, lost touch halfway, headway under pressure 3 out, went moderate 4th before last, kept on flat, just failed for 3rd, never nearer, 4th of 9, 23l behind Matmata de Tendron (10-6) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Shadow Boxer 11-4fav (10-3) Prominent, went 2nd before 10th, led approaching 2 out, driven out, won at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Cilliseal (11-2) by 4l, 10 ran.
Matmata de Tendron (FR) 10-1 (10-2) Led 2nd to next, remained in touch, pushed along 19th, ridden to chase leaders under pressure between last 2, no impression before last, went moderate 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Merlin's Wish (11-6) at Hexham 4m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Filbert Fox (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs; eff 3 out; outpcd app nxt, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Coastley (12-0) at Haydon 3m ptp sft in May.
Notonebuttwo (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Hampered 1st, in rear, reminder 6th, struggling 11th, lost touch next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Presented (11-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov, 13 ran.
Great Ocean Road (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 15th, led going best 3 out, ridden out flat, won at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov beating Heez A Steel (11-2) by 2l, 8 ran.
Fozy Moss 33-1 (9-7) Always prominent, challenged 2 out, ridden to lead briefly before last, kept on same pace in clear 2nd flat, no impression with winner final 110 yards, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Snuker (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Esme Rides A Gaine 18-1 (9-13) Held up, pushed along after 12th, 6th and outpaced 3 out, plugged on into 4th last, no impression, 4th of 8, 11l behind Great Ocean Road (9-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Arc Warrior (FR) 20-1 (10-2) Always behind, tailed off, 5th of 10, 35l behind Tutchec (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Dec '12.
Samson Collonges (FR) 9-2 (9-11) In rear, not fluent 5th, behind 10th, closed after not being fluent 13th, struggling 4 out, mistake and well beaten 3 out, last of 8, 39l behind Great Ocean Road (9-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.