Unbreak My Heart is an interesting recruit to hurdling, along with Kris Kin Line, but ARCTIC COURT is preferred. Timmy Murphy takes the ride for his 'in-laws' for the first time and this gelding shaped well behind Bygones Of Brid on his hurdling bow. That form looks solid and with more improvement to come he is given the nod. Benno's Boy needs a market check on this hurdling bow with Olly Greenall picking up the ride, Betterthanlikely is bred for this game but may prefer better ground, while Colour Clash shaped with plenty of promise behind Tara Royal at Sedgefield last time out. Glingermill was well-fancied on his bumper debut at Carlisle, Kingsdale Orion is rated in the 70's on the flat and handles soft ground, whilst Si Bien looks interesting with Graham Lee back on-board. Top It All ran well on testing ground at Kelso behind Bishops Heir so is considered, along with flat recruits Kris Kin Line and Shifting Gold. However, the more interesting hurdling newcomer is Unbreak My Heart. He is rated in the high 80s on the flat despite a regressive profile, but is taken on here as it is hard to see this son of Bahamian Bounty relishing this test in desperate ground. A chance for Arctic Court to get off the mark.
Arctic Court (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway and in touch 6th, lost place 4 out, weakened from next, 7th of 10, 28l behind Bygones Of Brid (11-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Benno's Boy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Held up, chased leaders over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 16, 27l behind Willie Hall (10-11) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Betterthanlikely Presenting gelding out of Mrs Jodi.
Colour Clash 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 2 out, went second last, ridden and kept on flat, no impression, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Tara Royal (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Flaming Thistle (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Native Thistle.
Glingermill (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Held up in rear, headway over 5f out, challenged 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Last Of The Bunch (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Dave's Dream (11-5) at Newbury 2m hdl (2) gs in Dec '08.
Si Bien (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, soon under pressure and weakened, 4th of 10, 13l behind Ascendant (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Tail of The Bank (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders until weakened from 2 out, 6th of 15, 16l behind Master Of The Hall (11-11) at Newbury 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
The Rimorik 80-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, weakened 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Canadian Blaze (10-1) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Top It All 20-1 (11-4) Always behind, 12th of 14, 36l behind Tocca Ferro (11-4) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Unbreak My Heart (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 7, 8l behind Autumn Blades (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan (flat).
Flora's Pride 66-1 (10-10) Held up, always towrads rear, 11th of 15, well behind Dan Breen (11-3) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Proficiency 50-1 (11-2) In touch, outpaced 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 16, 28l behind Diklers Oscar (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Kris Kin Line (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Akmal (9-7) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul (flat).
Shifting Gold (IRE) 2-1fav (10-5) Led, headed 4 out, hit next, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 40l behind Bocamix (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.