Gin Cobbler is usually thereabouts without being good enough off his current mark while this looks more competitive than the chase Freddie Brown finished second in here last month. SUPRISE VENDOR looks a better bet despite a 7lb rise as he scored at Hexham by five lengths on his latest start and should be capable of following-up on that evidence. Endeavor won over hurdles here recently and makes more appeal back over fences than Some Lad and the other winning hurdler Alba King.
Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 8th until 4 out, chased winner before 2 out, 3 lengths down when bad mistake, fell last, in a race won by Definite All Star (11-7) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep, 6 ran.
Gin Cobbler 9-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along before last, went 2nd on extended run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Any Given Day (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd.
Freddie Brown 9-2 (11-12) Led, not fluent 6th, mistake 8th, ridden and headed before last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Prince Tam (10-4) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Led, not fluent 4th, hampered by loose horse before 4 out, headed next, led again 2 out, clear before last, comfortably, won at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd beating Zazamix (10-10) by 5l, 8 ran.
My Idea 22-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd until mistake 7th, well beaten after 3 out, lost 3rd last, 4th of 5, 22l behind Jack The Gent (11-5) at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd.
Endeavor 7-2 (10-10) Held up, mistake 2nd, headway from 4th, led approaching last, edged left flat, driven out, won at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd beating Musnad (11-4) by 2l, 6 ran.
Some Lad (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) In touch in mid-division, mistake 3rd, headway 3 out, led before 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Momkinzain (10-12) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Alba King (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Towards rear, reminders after 6th, last and strugging 7th, soon tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Any Given Day (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd.
Craicneasy (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Mid-division after 1st, blundered 4th, behind 10th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Borolee (10-8) at Kelso 2m 7f Selling Handicap Chase (0-95) (5yo+) (5) gd, 14 ran.