It remains to be seen if blinkers wrest any improvement out of Butney Boy. Solway Dornal was due to run here last night while Fog Patches arrives out of sorts The Shrimp carries a penalty for Saturday's win at Hexham and, along with Solway Dornal, was well behind DEBT TO SOCIETY at Sedgefield earlier. Richard Ford's seven-year-old was disappointing on soft ground there next time, which is a worry, but still looks the pick of the weights in this.
Butney Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Led to 11th, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 41l behind Samstown (10-5) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gs in Apr.
Fog Patches (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, mistake and reminders 8th, ridden after 12th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Outlaw Tom (11-5) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Sharivarry (FR) 25-1 (12-0) Hdwy 7; lft in ld bend app 13; hdd app last; one pce, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Sposalizio (12-0) at Zetland 3m ptp gd.
Mister D (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 11, well behind Purcell's Bridge (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Debt To Society (IRE) 9-4fav (10-4) Held up behind, pushed along 11th, headway and in touch after 14th, outpaced in 3rd 3 out, no chance with front pair, left moderate 2nd at last, just held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 21l behind Urban Gale (10-2) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.
The Shrimp (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, led 9th, not fluent 12th, ridden before last, kept on well towards finish, won at Hexham 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy beating Big Sound (11-10) by 6l, 8 ran.
Solway Dornal 13-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent and lost place 4th, mistake 10th, no impression from 3 out, 6th of 9, 18l behind River Purple (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Waterski 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear, some headway before 4th, tailed off 5 out, pulled up, in a race won by Drom (11-11) at Kelso 3m 2f hts chs (4) gf in May '13, 11 ran.