SECRETE STREAM is penalised but was such an impressive winner at the last meeting here that he's handed the vote to follow up. The runner-up has since landed a handicap and the form looks strong. Tough Trade scored one of the shock victories of the season at Kelso but this looks much more difficult as both Stonebrook and Tiqris will carry support. The former was purchased by J P McManus after his impressive bumper victory at Carlisle and he saw his colours carried to victory on a return visit. He could be useful over hurdles and though Tiqris has been beaten three times over timber since two excellent runs in bumpers he's come up against some promising types and will be a real threat.
Secrete Stream (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, went 2nd before next, driven to lead between last 2, clear when went left last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Allied Answer (10-12) by 11l, 13 ran.
Tough Trade 80-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 3 out, ridden and hit 2 out, led approaching last, ran on, won at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating King Of Strings (10-12) by 3l, 14 ran.
Ballyvoque (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened from over 1f out, 14th of 17, 27l behind Southfield Theatre (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct '12.
Daylan (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, raced wide before 4 out, soon weakened, last of 11, dis behind Diamond King (11-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs.
Devil At Midnight (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) (tt) prom; lft in ld 9; hdd nxt; cl 2nd when fell 12, in a race won by Banny's Lad (11-7) at Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Cl 2m 4f ptp gs, 12 ran.
Dibdabs (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Held up in 5th, in touch on outside when fell 4th, in a race won by Goohar (10-9) at Haydock 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Island Heights (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Trkd ldrs in 3rd, v b mstk 3out, eff jn ldr 2out, nrwly hdd after 2out, eff to jn ldr last, all out to ld at line, won at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Shanty Town (11-9) by hd, 7 ran.
Oorayvic (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) In touch on outside, lost place 5th, behind when mistake 4 out, tailed off when mistake 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Secrete Stream (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Runswick Days (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th and next, outpaced after 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 10, 38l behind Full Shift (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (5) gd in Nov.
Stonebrook (IRE) 4-9fav (11-7) In touch, headway to track leaders 4f out, led approaching final furlong, shaken up inside final furlong, readily, won at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec beating Hail The Brave (10-9) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Tiqris 7-4 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, challenged 2 out, led betwen last 2, ridden and headed flat, no extra and lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 22, 4l behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Well Related 80-1 (10-12) Last pair, reminders after 3rd, tailed off when pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Parsnip Pete (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 8 ran.
Minden Dawn Baryshnikov mare out of Minden Rose.
Lebanna 13-2 (10-10) In rear, went 4th before 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 46l behind Magic Skyline (11-3) at Catterick 2m (4) hvy.