Richard Fahey can do little wrong at present so it may be worth siding with BARNIE MAGOODLE ahead of Pyracantha and Brave Buccaneer. The selection held four alternative entries when declared for this race so it's reasonable to assume that connections were keen to find the right opening for their gelding. His yard has sent out fourteen winners under both codes so far this month so he could hardly be making his debut at a more opportune time. Pyracantha doesn't appear to be one of the stable's star performers but may prove capable of better as may Northern Cross who didn't shine in heavy ground at Ayr whilst Don't Be Sakhee stayed on quite well at Wetherby and is open to progress. Brave Buccaneer looks the part on paper and is from a yard that does well in these races and that comment can also be applied to Dalmally but the newcomer that we've opted for goes by the name of Barnie Magoodle.
Barron Watlass (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Storm Brig (10-11) at Kelso 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Brave Buccaneer Classic Cliche gelding out of Grand Queen.
Dalmally Groom Dancer gelding out of Nubile.
Hard To Name Beat All gelding out of Hobbs Choice.
Locked Inthepocket (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Ruby Rubenstein.
Northern Cross (IRE) 85-40 (11-2) Chased leaders, chased winner over 4f out until weakened 3f out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Bygones Of Brid (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Seatallan Swift 50-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, lost place 6f out, 10th of 11, 31l behind Dare Me (11-8) at Haydock 2m nhf (3) gd in Nov.
Barnie Magoodle Alflora gelding out of Folly Foster.
Brompton Brow (IRE) 40-1 (10-2) Tracked leader 3f, remained prominent, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Saga De Tercey (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gf in Mar.
Pyracantha 7-2 (10-12) In touch, effort over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Malakai (10-12) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd.
Uncle Jeff And Beyond gelding out of Tempted.
Carrosa Rose (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, 8th of 13, 47l behind Roses (10-1) at Catterick 2m cond & am NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Just Wishing Zaha filly out of Isabeau.
Pass The Buck (IRE) Witness Box filly out of Laura Daisy.
Don't Be So Sakhee 14-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Ballybriggan (10-13) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Thirty Days Out (IRE) Beneficial filly out of Executive Move.