SENDIYM has only shown moderate form over hurdles but it was a different matter over fences at Sedgefield on Tuesday when he won easing down by nine lengths. He can race from the same mark here so is taken to follow up. Mr Mistopheles had shown nothing before attracting a little support and beaten a short-head by Deny at Sedgefield in August when Dynamic Drive unseated his rider three out. He should improve again and can take a hand while Vodka Red produced his best effort to date at Wetherby in May and has the scope to make progress this season.
Rhymers Stone 50-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 30l behind Supreme Asset (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Blue Kascade (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, effort 4 out to before next, weakened before last, 8th of 13, 24l behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, headway 3 out, mistake and no impression 2 out, 9th of 11, 27l behind All That Remains (11-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Mrs Grass 100-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Sky Khan (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Vodka Red (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) In rear, smooth headway 4 out, every chance 2 out, kept on from last, not quicken, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Bunratty (11-1) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Always behind, badly hampered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Deny (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug, 9 ran.
Sendiym (FR) 6-4fav (10-9) With leader, led 4 out, not fluent 2 out, drew well clear between last 2, comfortably, won at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating Cara Court (11-0) by 9l, 5 ran.
Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 9, shd behind Deny (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Honourable Gent 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, with leader 4th, quickly weakened 3 out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind It's A Mans World (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Precision Strike 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, plugged on and never dangerous, 3rd of 7, 31l behind Hi Candy (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.