Bogside probably has the best form of those to have raced previously having run a creditable fourth behind Storm Brig here last month and the five-year-old has to be respected but it may be worth taking a chance with one of the newcomers with QUITE THE MAN making most appeal and getting the vote ahead of Breeze With Ease. James Lambe's gelding has fallen in both starts in point-to-points but makes his rules debut in what looks a poor contest and he has to be considered from a yard that does well with their runners here. Alan Parker's Reaping The Reward, a son of Sylvan Express, has to be considered on his first start, while Len Lungo's Arctic Court will need to step up on the form shown on his first start at Hexham earlier this month if he is to trouble the judge. Preference then is for Malcolm Jefferson's Quite The Man, who is bred to be useful being a son of Zagreb out of a Beneficial mare and he comes from a yard that does well with their runners in bumpers so he could easily be good enough first time out.
Arctic Court (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 16, 20l behind Malakai (10-12) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd.
Balmacara Boy (IRE) 22-1 (10-6) Led, race keen and soon clear, ridden and headed over 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Gilbarry (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Bogside (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway from 3f out to have every chance 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 9l behind Storm Brig (10-11) at Kelso 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Breeze With Ease (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Rcd 3rd, still cl 3rd & gng well when fell 4out, in a race won by Echo India (12-0) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp in Jan, 12 ran.
Its Beyond Me 40-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, weakened 6f out, tailed off 3f out, last of 9, well behind Ceasar's Return (10-10) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Reaping The Reward (IRE) Sylvan Express gelding out of Zamaine.
Quite The Man (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Ballinard Lizzie.
Some Lad (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Some News.
Euphemia (IRE) 80-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, 7th of 11, 25l behind Sparrow Hills (10-13) at Southwell 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Panama At Bay Karinga Bay filly out of Snowdon Lily.