QUAYSIDE COURT is chasing a hat-trick after victories at Towcester and Southwell. He's upped 8lb but acts on today's fast going and is preferred to Solway Dornal. The latter arrives on the back of a win at Sedgefield but steps up in trip for this. Fontwell winner Killfinnan Castle has shown little since returning from nearly two years off the track while Over And Above has struggled in a couple of subsequent starts since scoring in soft ground at Catterick. Winter Alchemy wasn't disgraced at Kelso on only his second start over fences and may prove best of the rest in a poor handicap.
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, with leader 3rd, led 10th, blundered and headed 2 out, weakened run-in, 4th of 10, 9l behind Chicago Outfit (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Over And Above (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) With leader, mistake 10th, pushed along and lost place before 12th when mistake, hampered 13th, never dangerous, 4th of 5, 49l behind Harris (11-11) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Killfinnan Castle (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) In touch in mid-division, lost place before 7th, mistake next, well beaten 4 out, 9th of 11, well behind Lord Landen (10-7) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Quayside Court (IRE) 6-4fav (9-11) Held up behind leaders, not fluent 2nd, headway 8th, challenged next, led 15th, clear 2 out (normal 3 out), driven out, won at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec beating Bennys Well (11-2) by 4l, 7 ran.
Solway Dornal 3-1 (9-13) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 8th, led next, made rest, ridden before last, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Samtheman (11-12) by 4l, 6 ran.
Miss Sunflower 25-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Have You Had Yours (10-2) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 33-1 (9-9) Led, headed before 11th, outpaced 14th, kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 10, 14l behind Long Wave (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.