Wolf Sword won at Sedgefield on Boxing Day while Fight Away Boys and Golans Choice make their debut under Rules off the back of victories between the flags. Fearless Tunes was beaten more than 30 lengths on his first run in a bumper but pulled too hard and is probably capable of better. Major Ivan is certainly a newcomer worth monitoring in the betting but SIR VINSKI looks more interesting today. By the tough Vinnie Roe, his half-brother won two bumpers and a maiden hurdle in Ireland and Nicky Richards has a good record here in this sphere.
Wolf Sword (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway and effort on outside over 3f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec beating Fly Home Harry (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Fearless Tunes (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, readily left behind by winner, 2nd of 4, 31l behind Battle Born (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Fight Away Boys (IRE) 5-4 (12-2) Alw pr, 2nd 2out, lft ld aftr 2out, ko best from last, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Nov beating The Cat's Away (12-2) by 2l, 10 ran.
Golans Choice (IRE) 9-4 (12-2) Mid div, 6th 1/2way, prog in 3rd 5out, prog to dispute 2out, ld on outer bef last, rddn last, so best, won at Templenacarriga 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Donnellan (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Head Of The Class (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway on outside 6f out, pushed along 5f out, outpaced 2f out, no impression after, plugged on, 5th of 11, 8l behind Aiaam Al Namoos (10-9) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Jacaranda Star Grape Tree Road gelding out of Chantilly Rose.
Major Ivan (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Martinstown Queen.
Meet Henry Common World gelding out of Tyspane.
Sir Vinski (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Mill Emerald.
Theatre One (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 8th of 10, well behind Moonshine Lad (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Touch Of Steel (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, no impression, 4th of 7, 34l behind Uppertown Cave (11-5) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Ceilidh (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 36l behind Just For Pleasure (9-13) at Newcastle 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) hvy in Jan.
Lunar Legend Generous mare out of Reivers Moon.
Shades Of Midnight Midnight Legend gelding out of Hannah Park.