SHARNEY SIKE failed to cope when upped in class at Newcastle last Saturday. But he'd landed a double under today's conditional rider earlier and can return to winning ways in this lesser company. Rocking Blues has been placed on his last couple of outings without threatening the winner and Milano Magic was still beaten a distance despite finishing third at Wetherby last month. Peachey Moment is also struggling for his best but has slipped down the weights as a consequence and Blueside Boy may do better back over these fences after a poor effort at Carlisle.
Fiddlers Reel 9-2 (10-1) Towards rear, blundered 7th and 8th, reminders before 12th, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 42l behind Mister Marker (11-7) at Kelso 2m 7f Am hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Rocking Blues (FR) 11-2 (11-12) Towards rear, headway 6th, ridden 2 out, went 3rd from last, kept on, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Indian Voyage (10-2) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Milano Magic (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Made most to 8th, soon lost place and behind, stayed on to take moderate 3rd after last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 7, 23l behind Who Owns Me (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Peachey Moment (USA) 7-1 (11-4) Led and soon clear, headed 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 7, 22l behind Indian Voyage (10-2) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Sharney Sike 15-2 (10-0) In rear, headway 7 out and switched to outer, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 7, 29l behind Wicklow Lad (10-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Collyns Avenue 16-1 (11-9) In touch in rear, left 3rd 7th (usual 10th,) weakened 3 out (uaual 4 out,) pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Ballinhassig (10-0) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec '12, 5 ran.
Blueside Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Held up mid-division, headway before 7 out, challenged 11th, weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 46l behind Fozy Moss (10-4) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Lady Of Verona (IRE) 11-4fav (10-1) Tracked leaders, fell 7th, in a race won by Legendary Hop (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 6f Mares Novice Handicap Chase (0-110) (5yo+) (4) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Accordion To Paddy (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Mid-division early, towards rear 5th, ridden and no extra before 4 out, weakened, 6th of 9, well behind Slew Charm (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Dec.