Over And Above went close at Newcastle last time and can figure again, despite a 5lb rise, but the vote goes to KAYF COMMANDER. He scored over 2m4f in better company at this track in November and today's drop in class can see him return to winning ways. Oscar Stanley is another dropping down a grade after a good effort at Carlisle last week and he's just preferred to Is It Me and Granwood. The latter pair both arrive on the back of placed efforts in similar company, but Master Act may need more cut in the ground to show his best.
Over And Above (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 6th, led narrowly before 2 out, ridden and headed after last, rallied flat, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Oh Right (9-10) at Newcastle 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Kayf Commander 18-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear on outer, effort before 3 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 8th of 17, 27l behind Monkey Milan (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Master Act (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Chased leaders on inside, hit 7th, hampered next, soon lost place, plugged on, 4th of 11, 16l behind Sundown Trail (11-3) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Oscar Stanley (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, lost place before 4th, headway before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Dartford Warbler (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs.
Is It Me (USA) 5-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, led 4th, hit 6th, headed before 3 out, soon outpaced in 3rd, ridden and kept on same pace approaching next, no impression, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Like Ice (11-7) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Granwood 11-4fav (11-7) Led, ridden and headed before last, mistake last, kept on same pace, no impression, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Blinka Me (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Glaced Over 16-1 (10-11) Behind, soon pushed along and struggling, pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Monkey Milan (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar, 17 ran.
Jan Jandura (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, outpaced 5 out, kept on under pressure from 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 15l behind Teenando (11-1) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Mardood 25-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, lost place before 5 out, in rear and tailed off from next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Monkey Milan (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar, 17 ran.
Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 6th of 16, 26l behind Markadam (10-1) at Carlisle 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in Mar.
Nisaal (IRE) 15-8fav (10-4) Mistake and lost place 1st, mid-division, chased leaders under pressure after 3 out, went 3rd next, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Miss Abbey (10-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Pugnacity 16-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division on outer, lost place before 7th, 10th of 17, 42l behind Monkey Milan (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Heather Glen (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Towards rear and pushed along, in rear from 7th, tailed off 10th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Frosty Lad (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Gougane (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Always towards rear when fell, in a race won by Karingreason (11-8) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.