BITTER BLUE has been in splendid form in the pointing arena and looked a youngster on the upgrade when scoring at Whitwell-on-the-Hill last time. He showed plenty of ability in bumper company behind some useful sorts only last year and has taken to the point-to-point world with considerable aplomb. Impact Zone ran well on the same card at Whitwell and will be far better suited by this demanding track, having shown solid handicap form on more than more occasion last year. He, too, has compiled a very good record in the pointing sphere. Similar comments can be applied to Triggers Sun, whilst Definite Appeal has shown enough in a couple of Irish hunter chases in recent months to take a hand.
Beau Dandy (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) won at Overton 3m ptp in Mar beating Amour Daria (12-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bitter Blue (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Ww; led app last; comf, won at Whitwell-on-the-hill 3m ptp gd beating Lem Putt (12-5) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Definite Appeal (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, 5th 4 out, ridden 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind The Snuffler (11-11) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs gd in Mar.
Impact Zone (12-6) Ap; ev ch 2 out; one pce flat, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Nile Moon (12-0) at Charm Park 3m ptp gd.
Montauk Highway (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Prom til outpcd aft 3 out, 6th of 11, 5l behind Nirvana Du Bourg (11-0) at Corbridge 3m ptp gd.
Mr Gossip (IRE) 4-6 (12-0) Cl up 3 out; led flat; caught cl home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Brize Norton (12-3) at Mordon 3m 5f ptp gf.
Samson Collonges (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Held up; stdy prog aft 14; nrst fin, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Salmon Rising (12-5) at Corbridge 3m ptp gd.
Triggers Sun 6-4 (12-5) Made virt all; just held on, won at Tranwell 3m ptp gd beating Taras Joy (12-5) by hd, 10 ran.
Tyrrhenian 10-1 (12-0) Held up & bhnd; plenty to do 14; led last; ro wl, won at Tranwell 3m ptp gd beating Naughty Diesel (12-0) by 5l, 14 ran.
Paint Me Silver 2-1 (11-12) Lost tch aft 6, 2nd of 3 Hubble Bubble (12-5) at Corbridge 3m ptp gd.