Lucinda Russell runs Fog Patches in this but stable jockey Peter Buchanan rides OR DE GRUGY for Nick Alexander instead. The Kelso specialist should be cherry-ripe now after a couple of runs and is 3lb lower than when second in this race 12 months ago. More Equity has already won three times this year but seems better on good going and Polarbrook is still 7lb higher than for his last win. Sedgefield second Farm Pixie has struggled to stay this far in the past.
Polarbrook (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 3rd at 8th, ridden to challenge after 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Castle Conflict (11-1) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
More Equity 28-1 (9-11) In rear, ridden 20th, headway 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 21l behind Royale Knight (10-3) at Kelso 4m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
Or de Grugy (FR) 8-1 (10-8) Led until after 9th, under pressure when hampered 6 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 5, 46l behind Harouet (11-11) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Fog Patches (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 10, well behind Sun Cloud (11-10) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Farm Pixie (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, mistake 12th, headway after 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Prince Blackthorn (10-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.