Karingo was pulled-up on his latest start but had shown some promise on his debut at Kelso when finishing behind third-placed SPITZ. The latter was in contention until the closing stages on his debut and normal progress could see him off the mark. Sharivarry was placed at this course on his first start under Rules and Craiganee ran well on his introduction at Cheltenham last month. Point-to-point winner Present Lodger is not easily dismissed while Biggar and Gurkha Brave are newcomers to keep an eye on.
Biggar (IRE) Court Cave gelding out of Native Success.
Billy Thiss Beat All gelding out of Queens Stroller.
Craiganee (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway when not much room over 2f out, soon switched right, never nearer, 6th of 17, 13l behind Southfield Theatre (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct.
Gurkha Brave (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Honeyed.
Karingo 20-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders 4f out to 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Baltimoar (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct, 10 ran.
Oscar Dallas (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Ring Mam.
Present Lodger (IRE) Evens (11-7) Ww rr, prog 3out & chall bef 2out, ld aftr 2out, in command when good jump last, so, unextended, won at Lismore 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Ultra Klass (10-11) by 5l, 9 ran.
Sharivarry (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Clever Cookie (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Spitz (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, headway over 3f out, challenged and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair final furlong, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Caledonia (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Bonnie Echo Overbury mare out of Sunday News'n'echo.
Detroit River 40-1 (9-12) Led 5f, in touch, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 14th of 16, well behind Chancery (10-12) at Haydock 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov '11.
Spinning Away Alflora filly out of Minora.
Ultra Special 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Rhymers Stone (10-13) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft.