Saga De Tercey finished second at Sedgefield last month and had a good strike rate in staying races on the Flat. But the fitting of blinkers is a worrying sign and just as interesting is LEADER OF THE GANG. Ferdy Murphy's charge was only seven lengths behind Cross Of Honour, a winner over C&D on Saturday, when third on his hurdling debut over 2m3f at Market Rasen and has plenty of scope for improvement. Blazing White Face probably needed his run in an Ayr bumper recently and has place prospects again along with Regal Park, a stayer on the level who had excuses on his hurdles bow at Huntingdon and will know more today.
Leader Of The Gang 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to chase leading pair before next, never on terms, 3rd of 11, 24l behind Bar De Ligne (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Reasonable Force 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 19l behind Hi George (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Regal Park (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid-division, hampered and dropped to rear 4th, keeping on again on inside when blundered 3 out, tailed off, not recover, 7th of 10, 29l behind Ile De Re (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Saga de Tercey (FR) 7-2 (11-6) Led to 2nd, remained in touch, challenged 3 out, ridden and outpaced before next, soon no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Alpha Victor (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
The Boozy Bishop (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Brindisi Breeze (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Winstone (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, weakened before 4f out, 8th of 15, 48l behind Special Catch (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Ballade de La Mer 33-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders and keen, pushed along and mistake 3 out, soon weakened, in 4th when fell last, in a race won by Mae's Choice (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jan, 6 ran.
Blazin White Face (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Held up in touch and in rear, headway before 3f out, soon went 3rd, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 6, 33l behind Young Palm (10-13) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Just Jordan 250-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, weakened before 3f out, 10th of 15, well behind Special Catch (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Think Green 15-2 (10-5) Raced keenly, not fluent and led 1st, jumped slowly and headed next, tracked leader, lost place 3 out, no chance from next, 3rd of 6, 32l behind Priors Gold (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.