Quatro Pierji, Ontrack and Bishops Heir make the shortlist here with Quatro Pierji taken to score. Bishops Heir landed two novice hurdles here before finding the company too hot in a better race last time. He concedes weight all round here and that may prove prohibitive. Ontrack makes his debut in this country for Rose Dobbin, and this winning Irish pointer looks to have a touch of class. Things may happen a bit too quick for him here though, and he has had his jumping issues. Quatro Pierji lost his maiden tag at the twelfth time of asking at Hexham recently and that was an improved effort. He had previously been running in handicap grade and a follow up for Quatro Pierji looks on the cards.
Bishops Heir 8-1 (11-5) In touch on inside, ridden and outpaced approaching 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 11, 33l behind Bygones Of Brid (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Mar.
Quatro Pierji (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Made all, held on well, won at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Premier Sagas (11-6) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Balnagore 10-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 7l behind Thin Red Line (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct (flat).
Hobsons Bay (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led, headed 7f out, quickly weakened over 4f out, 13th of 15, well behind Royal Swain (11-1) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Hollows Gift (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division and keen, weakened over 4f out, 15th of 17, well behind Seren Rouge (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Oh Landino (GER) 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, keen early, lost place 3f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 46l behind Shifting Gold (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug (flat).
Ontrack (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ww rr, 8th 6out, prog in 5th bef 3out, cl 2nd from 2out & ld when better jump last, sow flat, easily, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov beating Zest For Life (12-0) by 4l, 12 ran.
Pyracantha 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, mistake 3 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 9, 35l behind Double Expresso (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Quacity (FR) 80-1 (11-0) In rear, headway 5th, chased leaders 3 out, no impression from next, 6th of 14, 28l behind Turbo Island (11-3) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Sunset Resort (IRE) 300-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, hung left over 4f out, soon outpaced, 14th of 15, 43l behind Covert Ambition (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Oct '08 (flat).
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Behind, outpaced 6f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 17l behind Dr Flynn (11-4) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Indienne Etoile 10-1 (11-7) Made most to 7; wkng when ur 11, in a race won by Scotch Warrior (12-0) at Overton 2m 4f ptp gf in Mar, 12 ran.
Samaret 250-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, jumped badly left 2nd, lost place on stable bend over 8f out, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Tara Royal (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 15 ran.
See The Legend 28-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 29l behind Portway Girl (9-13) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Feb.
Dark Primrose 22-1 (10-1) Chased leaders on inner, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 22l behind Baba O'curragh (9-10) at Catterick 2m N H flat (6) gd in Mar.