Lord Brendy is fully exposed and can take a fierce hold but he only found a previous winner too good over course and distance earlier this month. Flat winner Grandiloquent was tailed off on his debut at Sedgefield while Ballyvoque has yet to realise early potential. FEARLESS TUNES finished well ahead of Fight Away Boys in a bumper here last month. He should do better now his attentions are switched to hurdles so gets a tentative vote.
Amilliontimes (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 10th of 14, well behind The Last Samuri (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Ballyvoque (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 5 out to chase leaders, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, blundered last, 4th of 7, 41l behind Voyage A New York (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Fa'side Castle (IRE) 80-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, tailed off, in a race won by Trend Is My Friend (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in Apr '13, 11 ran.
Fearless Tunes (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, challenged on outside 5f out to over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 14, 25l behind Sir Vinski (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Fight Away Boys (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led early, tracked leader, led narrowly over 6f out, headed over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 7th of 14, 44l behind Sir Vinski (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Grandiloquent 33-1 (11-3) In rear and in touch, pushed along after 3 out, soon weakened, last of 4, well behind Franciscan (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 1f am nov hdl (4) gs.
Kings Folly (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, no chance from 4th, behind 5th, pulled up after, in a race won by Mohawk Ridge (11-6) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 14 ran.
Lord Brendy 10-3 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, went 2nd at last, kept on and no impression with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Landecker (11-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Thatsmylot (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Desoto County (11-1) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 10 ran.
Trackanais (FR) 25-1 (11-4) In touch on outside, ridden and one pace 3f out, no chance with leaders final 2f, stayed on to take moderate 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 18l behind Beatu (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Verdasco (FR) 50-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden after 4 out, never dangerous, last of 9, well behind Master Red (11-6) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Woodstock (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, went 5th 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Master Red (11-6) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Wor Lass 66-1 (10-7) Led, soon clear, pushed along over 4f out, headed over 3f out, lost 2nd 1f out, kept on, 5th of 12, 15l behind Izzini (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Oct '12.