Gordon Elliott's representative here is the five-year-old Goal who is on his fifth trainer in as many years. He's taken pretty well to jumping hurdles and should find a small contest in due course. Definite Maybe hurdled well on his first experience of timber when third to Bittersweet at Uttoxeter having shown bumper promise. He too looks likely to find a suitable contest but FALCARRAGH is hard to oppose. Tim Vaughan's charge was a fine third in a competitive novice handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in November behind the useful Ifandbutwhynot before disappointing back at Prestbury Park the following month. Something was presumably amiss that day as he's not been seen since but he's the one to beat if all is well for this return as that November form is way above anything achieved by his rivals.
Askalott (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Soon well in rear, lost touch 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Toledo Gold (10-12) at Perth 2m nov chs (4) gf in Jun, 6 ran.
Definite Maybe (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led, driven 2 out, joined last, soon headed and ridden, kept on same pace in 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Bittersweetheart (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 125-1 (10-5) Took keen hold tracking lading pair, went 2nd 3rd until approaching 2 out, soon outpaced, 6th of 7, 23l behind Bayan (11-3) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Falcarragh (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up behind, headway into mid-division 2 out, soon weakened, 13th of 17, well behind Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.
Goal (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, 4th and no extra last, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 10l behind Military Bowl (11-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Tim's Approach (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Not always fluent, held up in last pair, mistake 1st, mistake and lost place 7th, tailed off, 6th of 7, 50l behind Border Phoenix (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun.