Feisty Lass must be taken seriously if taking her chance having been engaged to run here yesterday. She has half a mile further to travel today but has plenty of solid point-to-point form in the book so should not be inconvenienced. Nicky Tam suddenly sprung to life at Cartmel when creating a 33-1 shock and a first win for over two years but form at the Cumbrian circuit is a law unto itself and is best treated as such. BABY'S HOT is a fascinating contender for Dessie Hughes who hasn't had a runner here in the past five years and his mare has to go close if transferring an excellent effort over hurdles last time behind Presenting Kate at Downpatrick to the larger obstacles. The booking of Paddy Brennan suggests connections mean business. Laybach has placed on all four chase starts but a career record of 0-25 cannot help but be a concern.
Quetzal (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Led, headed and reminders 8th, chased winner, not fluent 10th, lost 2nd next (water), lost 3rd approaching 12th, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Dantes King (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf, 6 ran.
Solway Sam 6-1 (11-1) Held up behind, headway 12th, chased leaders after 5 out, went 3rd after next, soon no chance with front pair, 3rd of 12, 38l behind Rossmore Lad (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Baby's Hot (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 5th 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 2nd last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Presenting Kate (10-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 10-3 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, led 2 out, ridden and headed run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Solway Bay (10-4) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Terfel's Toscar (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Led, headed 2nd, left in lead next, ridden and headed 8th, soon weakened, pulled up last, in a race won by Glen Countess (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun, 6 ran.
More Equity 14-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd after last, stayed on, no impression, 3rd of 11, 22l behind Cruchain (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Via Archimede (USA) 9-2 (10-8) Chased leader, hit 4th, soon lost 2nd, chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 12, 12l behind Feisty Lass (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f Selling Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Pistol Basc (FR) 9-2 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway 11th, no impression 4 out, 6th of 14, 22l behind Lukey Luke (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Laybach (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Led, ridden before headed 4 out, driven in 3rd before next, rallied 2 out, chased winner approaching last, kept on flat, outpaced to 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Duneen Point (11-11) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Raifteiri (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, fell 12th, in a race won by Nicky Tam (10-1) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gf, 14 ran.
Nicky Tam (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Towards rear, mistake 12th, modest 8th after 4 out, stumbled 3 out, went 4th 2 out, stayed on from last, went 2nd on home turn, led close home, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gf beating Baizically (10-13) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Everylasting (IRE) 11-2fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakened 6 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sierra Victor (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jun, 12 ran.
Solway Dornal 7-1 (9-9) Held up, mistake 1st, modest 6th before 3 out, went 4th approaching last, never on terms, 4th of 12, 25l behind Executive's Hall (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.