Samtheman is interesting on his first start for Micky Hammond after showing some fair form for Fergal O'Brien. However, the combination of topweight and the return from an absence may prove too daunting, whilst Irish raider Mia's Anthem scored convincingly at Uttoxeter before being defeated by a 9lb rise next time up at Kelso. The Kelly charge runs off the same mark here. Have You Had Yours displayed dramatic improvement on previous efforts to score here last time and is only up 5lb but SNUKER impressed as a progressive sort when scoring over much further at Carlisle and should not be unduly inconvenienced by the drop in trip around here. He can follow-up and defy and 7lb penalty in the process.
Samtheman 4-5fav (11-6) Tracked leading pair, driven and effort after 3 out, outpaced next, no impression with front trio before last, 4th of 5, 11l behind Fuzzy Logic (10-2) at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Mia's Anthem (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headwy before 3 out, one pace before last, 4th of 13, 12l behind Capital Venture (11-2) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Farm Pixie (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, lost place after 6th, stayed on from 2 out, closing on leaders towards finish, 4th of 12, 7l behind Unex Canaletto (10-11) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Snuker 2-1fav (10-0) Close up, challenged and not fluent 3 out, led 2 out, clear last, won at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy beating Shoal Bay Dreamer (9-9) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Monbeg (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, reminers before 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 32l behind Carlton Jack (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Decent Lord (IRE) 5-2fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 1st and 2nd, led before 2 out, soon headed, led again brielfy last, one pace and no impression before home bend, 5th of 10, 12l behind Logical Approach (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in May.
Have You Had Yours (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) In touch, went 4th from 3 out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft beating Pamak D'airy (11-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Jack Albert (IRE) 15-2 (10-4) Held up in rear, jumped right 5th, hampered next, headway 9th, not fluent 5 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 13, 21l behind Lemon's Gent (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Fozy Moss 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, under pressure 5 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 17l behind Pistol Basc (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.