Mr Supreme was always going well when finally getting off the mark over fences at Newcastle but he's been raised 9lb for that success, which looks harsh. Chavoy was still beaten 18 lengths when second over 3m here last time but the slightly longer trip is probably in his favour while Nodform Richard also stays well. Simarthur will have found the trip too short on his fencing bow at Doncaster and also warrants a second look. ISLA PEARL FISHER has won twice around here and is eased in grade this afternoon. He may still have the legs to give the weight away to these.
Isla Pearl Fisher 16-1 (10-13) In rear, reminder 9th, lost touch and pulled up after 12th, in a race won by Scotswell (10-5) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Nodform Richard 6-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, fell 2nd, in a race won by Everaard (10-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs, 9 ran.
Chavoy (FR) 15-2 (11-7) In rear, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, went remote 2nd from last, one pace, 2nd of 7, 18l behind Fentara (11-8) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Simarthur 9-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, reminders after 9th, struggling next, tailed off 4 out, last of 4, well behind Croco Bay (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd in Feb.
Mr Supreme (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed 6th, led 8th, clear last, idled towards finish, won at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar beating Baltic Pathfinder (11-4) by 4l, 7 ran.
Bertie Milan (IRE) 9-4fav (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, soon lost place and in rear, headway to chased leaders before 5th, mistake 9th, soon in rear, weakened before 4 out, last of 6, 17l behind Etxalar (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.