A race likely to produce plenty of future winners and one in which FOURJACKS can get back to winning ways. Tim Easterby's inmate looked smart when staging a rout at Hexham in November but he was never travelling on his follow-up bid at Haydock and a short break will hopefully prove to be to his advantage. Deise Dynamo was probably flattered by his winning margin at Kelso but the fact that he was backed off the boards at Wetherby suggested that failure at the West Yorkshire track was not anticipated. Anna's Arch is clearly in good heart and cannot be discounted even with the steadier of top weight. Herdsman was a very smart bumper performer for Philip Hobbs and if there is any support for him on his debut for Sue Smith it should not be ignored.
Anna's Arch (IRE) 5-2fav (11-3) Chased leader, led approaching 2nd, joined and bumped 2 out, ridden and headed last, rallied gamely close home, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Rhymers Ha' (10-9) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
About Thyne (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, driven 8th, weakened after 4 out, 10th of 12, 31l behind Scotswell (11-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Bucking The Trend 6-1 (11-3) Held up behind in touch, headway 3 out, chased leaders before next, ridden and no impression between last 2, 5th of 8, 22l behind Easter Day (11-3) at Ascot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) sft in Nov.
Deise Dynamo (IRE) 5-6fav (11-2) With leader, led 4th, headed after 4 out, soon rallied, led again 2 out, headed before last, no extra, 2nd of 8, 5l behind War On (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Fourjacks 9-4fav (11-5) Close up, ridden and headway to chase leading pair 3 out until approaching last, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 25l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Nov.
Go Teescomponents 80-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders 6th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Special Catch (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Herdsman (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 7th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kilmacowen (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 14 ran.
Nimko 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 10f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Squire Trelawney (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Roseville Cottage (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 12, 42l behind Seren Gris (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Three White Socks (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Chased leades, headway and effort 3 out, soon ridden, mistake next, stayed on to take 2nd when blundered last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bit Of A Jig (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.