MR SUPREME is still a maiden over fences but this looks a good opportunity to put the record straight. A repeat of his second to The Panama Kid at Doncaster in January would probably suffice. Baltic Pathfinder never seems to run two races alike and has done all of his winning over shorter trips but stamina won't be a problem for Cara Court, who has won over 3m3f. He is also back on a winning mark and must be a danger but Ballyben has been well beaten in both starts over the larger obstacles so far. Chicago Outfit won at Kelso in October but failed to follow that up in three subsequent starts and has had a break.
Ballyben (IRE) 5-2 (10-7) Tracked leader, left in lead 10th, headed before 4 out, lost 2nd 3 out, 3rd of 5, well behind Tiny Dancer (11-0) at Ayr 2m 5f nov chs (4) hvy in Feb.
Baltic Pathfinder (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Led, headed before 11th, not fluent 11th, pushed along before 5 out, not fluent 2 out, soon outpaced, 5th of 6, 13l behind Sharney Sike (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Mr Supreme (IRE) 11-8fav (10-5) Chased leaders, took closer order 11th, mistake next, effort 4 out, soon no impression, 3rd of 4, 16l behind Frank The Slink (10-10) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Chicago Outfit (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened from 6 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 47l behind Basford Ben (10-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Cara Court (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led briefly 5th, led 8th until mistake and went right next, chased winner, driven and no impression on long run to 2 out, lost 2nd before last, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Solway Dornal (9-13) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Shadow Boxer 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led after 1st, headed before 8 out, reminders before next and mistake, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Gibbstown (11-1) at Ayr 3m 1f cond hcp chs (5) hvy, 6 ran.
Runswick Relax 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leader, mistake 1st, reminders 3 out, soon lost place, last of 6, 20l behind Prince Blackthorn (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Trouble In Paris (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Close up, led 6th, mistake 10th, headed 15th, in 4th before 3 out, no impression, 5th of 10, well behind Samson Collonges (9-13) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Notonebuttwo (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Prominent, outpaced after 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th when mistake last, gradually weakened flat, 5th of 16, 14l behind Total Assets (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.