Sound Judgment hinted at ability in a couple of runs in the autumn but Forever My Friend, only beaten a head on his debut at Aintree earlier this month, easily looks the pick of those with previous experience and has the beating of Leath Acra Mor. A couple of newcomers also catch the eye here however namely Douchkirk who is a half-brother to the versatile Kadochski, and MASTER BENJAMIN. Jeremy Scott's gelding has a solid NH pedigree and has more potential than the majority of these.
Burway 14-1 (12-0) in a race won by Cloak Of Silence (12-0) at Bredwardine 3m ptp gd, 11 ran.
Highway Jack (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, led after 1f, headed 6f out, weakened over 4f out, 5th of 8, well behind Black Thunder (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf.
Intoxicate 25-1 (10-10) Raced in rear, in touch, under pressure over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 40l behind Accordion Exhibit (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Apr.
Law Court (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Hdwy 12; wknd aft 3 out, 5th of 10, 10l behind Enigma Variations (12-0) at Thorpe Lodge 3m ptp gs in Feb.
Leath Acra Mor (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, prominent, led after 4f until 8f out, stayed with leader until 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Seedsman (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd.
Ohms Law Overbury gelding out of Polly Live Wire.
Sound Judgment (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, weakened from over 4f out, 7th of 13, 29l behind Mawsem (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
The Omen 40-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, some headway over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 11, 26l behind Barney Cool (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd.
Douchkirk (FR) Prince Kirk gelding out of Douchka.
Forever My Friend (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up, headway over 3f out, not much room 2f out, soon got through and strong challenge, ran on, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Seedsman (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd.
Master Benjamin Fair Mix gelding out of Morning Flight.
Rayavadee (IRE) Fasliyev gelding out of Gala Style.
Miss Morwood Morpeth mare out of Miss Woodland.
Princesse Katie (IRE) Presenting mare out of Another Shot.