LIE FORRIT was easily the best of this trio over hurdles and made a very satisfactory start to his chasing career when beating subsequent winner Blenheim Brook and the progressive The Panama Kid over C&D at the start of the month following a lay-off. Providing that didn't take too much out of him, he can follow up today. Wetherby scorer Moon Indigo may be the one to follow him home as he was trying to give weight away when only fourth to Bold Sir Brian over hurdles here in March and is more likely to see out this longer trip than his old rival.
Bold Sir Brian (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, left clear 2nd 6th, mistake 8th, quickened to lead before last, drew well clear flat, easily, won at Hexham 2m beg chs (5) hvy beating Rich Lord (11-0) by 17l, 6 ran.
Lie Forrit (IRE) 11-8fav (11-1) Held up in last pair, chased leading trio 4 out, outpaced next, ridden flat, rallied to lead final 75 yards, stayed on well towards finish, won at Kelso 2m 6f nov chs (2) sft beating Blenheim Brook (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Moon Indigo 4-1 (11-0) In touch in 4th, mistake 7th, pushed along 10th, went 2nd 4 out, blundered 2 out, about 4 lengths down in 2nd when left in lead and slightly hampered last, kept on, driven out, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs beating Bear's Affair (11-0) by nk, 5 ran.