Wayne Manor is very in and out so far this year which makes him hard to get a handle on. He has a definite claim at his best and new headgear is being applied by Lucinda Russell. All the same, he faces a tough task off topweight. BOLLIN FIONA is admittedly only 1lb lower but is an altogether different proposition in that she's reliably consistent and has gone well here in the past. Hopefully this course and distance winner can get her head in front now with the heavy ground no inconvenience to her chances. Master Murphy is another course regular who should be there or thereabouts after not taking to fences last time, whilst ground concerns surround Foot The Bill. Doyenthedecenthing is 0-14 but was much better at Sedgefield last time and could be interesting off a very feasible mark if staying the trip.
Wayne Manor (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, weakened before 4 out, 10th of 13, well behind Silver Gent (11-6) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Bollin Fiona 14-1 (9-13) Close up, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3l behind See Double You (11-5) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Master Murphy (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) In rear, went poor 4th from 11th, never dangerous, 4th of 8, well behind The Shrimp (10-0) at Hexham 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.
Foot The Bill 16-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, driven before 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Indepub (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
De Chissler (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Led, headed before 2 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Solway Dornal (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Highland Cathedral 5-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Silver Gent (11-6) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd, 13 ran.
Knight Valliant 14-1 (10-10) In rear, headway before 6th, blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 25l behind Indepub (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Dun To Perfection 7-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders before and mistake 3 out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, well behind Solway Dornal (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Doyenthedecenthing 8-1 (10-3) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, led 3 out, headed last, kept on, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Hurricane Ivan (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Marlee Massie (IRE) 40-1 (10-1) Towards rear on outside, reminder 4th, soon struggling, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 13l behind King's Chorister (9-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.