Wintered Well was second at Doncaster on Friday, though still beaten nine lengths by the winner who was eased heavily in the closing stages. Jack Albert has hinted at ability and is now tried in blinkers but BEAUMONT'S PARTY, who has won five times on the Flat, would outclass these if getting his act together over timber. He hasn't managed a place in five attempts but was sent off favourite at Kelso in March and it will be a surprise if Brian Ellison can't wring some improvement out of him. Light The City has also enjoyed some success on the level and makes his handicap debut over timber after the obligatory three starts - he is another with claims.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Chased leaders, every chance 2 out, one pace from last, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 9, 9l behind Parson's Punch (10-7) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar '12.
Light The City (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, went 4th before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 8, 25l behind Blakemount (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Pampanito 22-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, weakened after 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Silver Dragon (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 14 ran.
Next Hight (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Led unti 1st, chased leaders, weakened before 6th, tailed off, 8th of 10, 47l behind Gone Too Far (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Hobsons Bay (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Led, headed before 6th, soon lost place, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Granaruid (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft, 9 ran.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Towards rear, ridden after 5 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 33l behind Finding Your Feet (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Rosquero (FR) 33-1 (10-11) Prominent, not fluent 3rd, hit 5th, soon beaten, well held from before 3 out, last of 7, 28l behind Amir Pasha (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Wintered Well (IRE) 11-4fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, went 2nd before 3 out, jumped left and mistake next, no impression on winner, 2nd of 16, 9l behind Portway Flyer (11-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Jack Albert (IRE) 9-2 (10-2) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, reminder 8th, struggling 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, 41l behind Snuker (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Beyondtemptation 125-1 (10-2) Held up behind in touch, reminder after 3 out, outpaced before next, never on terms, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 7, 37l behind Our Boy Ben (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.
Ravi River (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, weakened from 2 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Morning Time (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 8 ran.
W Six Times 25-1 (9-9) Prominent when fell 6th, in a race won by Amethyst Rose (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 17 ran.