This could cut up badly as both Dark Energy and Raajih were scheduled to take part in the 5.10 here yesterday. DOUBLE ROSS was sixth in a valuable handicap hurdle at Haydock in May when last seen and has only had two runs over fences. He has obvious scope and should get off the mark over the larger obstacles here with a clear round as Attaglance, a very useful staying hurdler, has been a massive disappointment in chases. Glen Lord won a maiden point-to-point in 2009 but would need something to happen to the principals to get involved.
Dark Energy 10-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, not fluent 9th, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Scotch Warrior (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Raajih 4-1fav (11-1) A bit awkward 1st, soon chased leaders, 5th 2 out, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 12l behind The Book Thief (9-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Attaglance 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 8th, well beaten before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fairy Rath (10-6) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in May, 14 ran.
Double Ross (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, stayed on from next, never on terms, no extra towards finish, 6th of 20, 5l behind Battle Group (11-9) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Glen Lord 12-1 (11-9) Held up, took keen hold, headway 8th, went 2nd 10th, not fluent 11th or 13th, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, 5th and weakening when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Digg Whitaker (11-5) at Kelso 3m 2f nov hts chs (5) gd in Apr, 8 ran.