Peachey Moment was receiving plenty of weight when beating Cottage Acre over a longer trip at Perth last month. The roles are reversed here and Nicky Richards' six-year-old looks vulnerable under his welter burden. BALLABROOK will also have plenty of lead attached to his saddle but has been thriving on this fast ground of late and can complete the hat-trick after wins in minor events at Towcester and Wincanton. Sheriff Hall fell when favourite at Perth last month but warrants respect on his consistent form earlier and makes more appeal than Sedgefield scorer Tranos, who is 12lb higher now.
Peachey Moment (USA) 9-2 (10-0) Held up in last pair, took keen hold, challenged going well 2 out, nudged into lead flat, readily, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr beating Cottage Acre (11-12) by 6l, 5 ran.
Ballabrook (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Jumped left, made all, set good pace and clear from 3rd, 15 lengths ahead 4 out, heavily eased flat, unchallenged, won at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) fm beating Zhukov (10-4) by 8l, 3 ran.
Tranos (USA) 10-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, led last, stayed on strongly, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Apr beating Schinken Otto (10-8) by 13l, 7 ran.
Sheriff Hall (IRE) 7-4fav (10-4) Hampered and fell 1st, in a race won by Cabbyl Doo (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 8 ran.
Balnagore 10-3 (10-3) In touch, ridden to chase winner 3 out, closing when blundered 2 out, recovered to hold on to 2nd, 2nd of 5, 13l behind Carrietau (11-10) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Barron Watlass (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 9th, mistake 10th, weakened and jumped left 2 out, 3rd of 4, 27l behind Bob Will (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf.
Sandman (GER) 40-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Sean Airgead (11-5) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 15 ran.