Agricultural has been placed in a similar grade in his last three starts and should be thereabouts again. Ballymoat was only beaten a length-and-a-half at Fontwell on his chasing debut and is another with claims but CLOUDY JOKER is very interesting now his attention is switched to fences. Beaten less than a length over hurdles at Sedgefield last month, he jumped well when he won a point-to-point in Ireland in April and is starting at a lowly level. Teo Vivo may also make a better chaser than hurdler but might need this.
Cloudy Joker (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led, ridden after 2 out, hard pressed last, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Bright Abbey (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Ballymoat 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, led 6 out, headed before 3 out, challenged 2 out, led last, headed last 75 yards, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Caulfields Venture (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 6th of 12, 42l behind Turtle Watch (10-3) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Teo Vivo (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 9, 29l behind Around A Pound (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Agricultural 5-1 (10-13) Held up, headway approaching 5th, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace flat, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Streams Of Whiskey (11-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Ben Akram (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) In rear, mistakes, reminders 4th, soon tailed off, 5th of 7, 38l behind Sendiym (10-10) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Forestside (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, soon pulled up, in a race won by Tutchec (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 8 ran.
Get The Papers 11-1 (11-0) Always behind, 8th of 13, well behind Forty Crown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.