The veterans Shrewd Investor and Master Sebastian are the only C&D winners here but neither has shown much for some time. Manoubi is another getting on in years but he's been running well enough to get involved while Shelomoh, a winner over 2m1f here, has some decent form though a long absence to overcome. Star Player looked useful a couple of years ago and has returned in reasonable shape though he has plenty of weight and SEEKING POWER is well enough treated to take this. The 10-year-old landed a handicap at Kelso in February and returned from a break to run Matmata De Tendron close at Hexham in November when conditions were very testing.
Star Player (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 10th, challenged when mistake 3 out, ridden approaching next, one pace from last, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Overquest (11-5) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.
Shelomoh (IRE) 5-1fav (11-0) Towards rear, reminders after 3rd, chased leaders approaching 4th, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Et Maintenant (11-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Apr.
Sammy Spiderman 8-1 (11-10) Held up behind, outpaced from 6 out, soon struggling, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Overquest (11-5) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.
Shrewd Investor (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led 6th, headed 16th, in 3rd and weakening when unseated rider 18th, in a race won by Incentivise (11-6) at Bangor 3m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Dec, 11 ran.
Master Sebastian 11-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, weakened from 11th, ridden 13th and soon weakened, not fluent 5 out, 5th of 8, well behind Overquest (11-5) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.
Arctic Mick (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Held up, mistake 1st, 7th and progress 3 out, 5th after 2 out, 3rd after last, kept on same pace under pressure, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Carrigmartin (11-12) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 sft in Nov.
Seeking Power (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) In rear, went 3rd from 6th, chased winner after 3 out, ridden and challenged last, upsides run-in, just held close home, 2nd of 4, hd behind Matmata de Tendron (11-1) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Manoubi 9-1 (11-2) Led to 2nd, tracked winner, ridden and lost place approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Bene Lad (11-9) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.