Present Potential got off the mark under Rules over course and distance earlier this month but now has a penalty to carry and has to give 11lb to FRUIT FAYRE. Sheila Crowe's mare has been going from strength-to-strength between the flags and probably has more scope than any of her rivals. Rosie Du Berlais was still in touch when falling at Sedgefield last time and looks the pick of the remainder.
Present Potential (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, led before 12th, headed before 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, won at Kelso 3m 2f hts chs (5) sft beating Just Awake (11-11) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Ballyanrahan (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Led til fell 15, in a race won by Tambour Major (12-0) at Bedale 3m ptp gd, 8 ran.
Duhallowcountry (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ap; led 15; blun & ur nxt, in a race won by Flaming Thistle (12-0) at Cumberland Farmers 3m ptp gs, 7 ran.
Slick Operator (IRE) 9-2 (12-5) (tt) prom til outpcd 11, 4th of 8, 31l behind Drom (12-5) at Hurworth 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Rosie Du Berlais (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, went 2nd from 6th, blundered and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Sacred Mountain (12-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hts chs (6) sft, 8 ran.
Fruit Fayre 8-15 (12-0) Hdwy 8; led 4 out; stayed on wl, won at Cheshire Forest 3m ptp sft beating Natural Action (12-7) by 10l, 7 ran.