Jack The Gent has the build of a chaser and has finally got the hang of jumping fences. He's on a hat-trick after a couple of recent wins at Kelso but may struggle to give 14lb to CRY OF FREEDOM if John Ferguson's charge handles the larger obstacles. The latter is a decent handicapper over hurdles and won a decent contest at Taunton before disappointing in the Swinton Hurdle at Haydock 12 days ago. Peaks Of Fire may have been lucky to win at Sedgefield in March and has gone backwards since while Muwalla is probably best watched on his chasing bow as he has a Flat pedigree.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Made all, clear 2nd, not fluent 8th, reduced advantage 3 out, ridden out, won at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd beating Rhymers Ha' (10-5) by 2l, 5 ran.
Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Chasing leaders when blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Nowurhurlin (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 4 ran.
Cry of Freedom (USA) 10-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place 5th, mistake and well beaten next, 12th of 16, well behind Barizan (10-6) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd.
Muwalla 18-1 (11-1) Chased leaders in 3rd, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Coffee (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.