Memory Cloth made a fair handicap debut at Sedgefield though looks a few pounds high in the weights but ALLIED ANSWER, another having his first handicap start, appears on a reasonable mark and can take this. He looked a fair prospect when chasing home Secrete Stream here last month with the rest in another parish and has the scope to do better. Pertuis has won five times on the Flat and shown enough to suggest he'll be adding to that tally over timber while Trust Thomas only faded in the closing stages over 2m2f at Kelso so should be suited by this trip. Wordy's Boy has shown plenty of promise but hasn't been seen since early 2012 so a market watch is advised.
Memory Cloth 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, challenged between rivals when carried left 2 out, switched outside approaching last, no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Light The City (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Allied Answer 16-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 4 out, regained lead before next, ridden and headed between last 2, no chance with winner in clear 2nd flat, 2nd of 13, 11l behind Secrete Stream (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Wordy's Boy 11-1 (11-2) Made all, ridden before last, kept on, won at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb '12 beating Record Breaker (10-13) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Jukebox Melody (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Led, fell 5th, in a race won by Grate Fella (11-8) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft, 11 ran.
Three White Socks (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Behind and under pressure when field came into view after 5th, tailed off when came into view again briefly after 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 46l behind Maybe I Wont (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Right To Rule (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 48l behind Circus Star (10-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Pertuis (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) In rear, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Circus Star (10-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Trust Thomas 4-1fav (10-2) Mid-division, mistake 4th, headway when not fluent 5th, led 2f out, headed and lost 2nd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Ubaltique (11-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Hi Dancer 33-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division and keen, soon tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 27l behind Travis County (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Forward Flight (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up behind when field came into view after 1st, headway and in 3rd when came into view again after 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 10, 20l behind Heath Hunter (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Bonnie Burnett (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3rd, led before 4th, headed soon after, weakened before 3 out, last of 9, well behind Travis County (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Crooked Arrow (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind Three Kingdoms (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.