Cloudy Joker has his first run for Donald McCain since landing an Irish point-to-point in April and is obviously one to take careful note of having joined such a high-profile operation, However, DEFINITE ROW is compiling a very consistent record in bumper company and is very much at home on the prevailing ground conditions. She only succumbed to a well-backed Irish newcomer at this venue last time, previously having scored with plenty in hand at Hexham. Her overall profile makes her the one to beat and she can complete a good day for the Elliott team. Anything Peter Bowen runs at the moment needs to be taken seriously so Henllan Harri requires a market check on his racecourse debut.
Cloudy Joker (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Chsd ldrs, 2l 2nd 1/2way, jnd ldr appr 2out, wo sn after & qcknd 3l clr, gd jmp last, kow, won at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Bacher Son (12-0) by 4l, 9 ran.
Dalstontosiloth (IRE) Gamut gelding out of The Boss's Dance.
Henllan Harri (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Told You So.
Thehoodlum 125-1 (10-9) Always in rear, lost touch 6f out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Clever Cookie (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Definite Row (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Mike Mccann (11-2) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd.