Cabbyl Doo went up 8lb for scoring at Perth in May but it made no difference as he completed a double at Hexham the following month. He's been raised another 6lb and this looks tougher. Woody Waller is very versatile and has won five of his 15 races. He is one to note this season but could just need the run, a remark that also applies to the progressive Best Lover, who hasn't been out for a year. Bocciani had little chance at Cheltenham last time and has paid for his earlier victories but Prosecco reverts to his best trip after two runs over further and is just 5lb higher than when scoring easily at Ayr in February. SOPHONIE gets the nod as she won over fences as a four-year-old in France and, though showing only moderate form for Ferdy Murphy, ran well for a long way on her reappearance at Kelso and could prove to be on a very fair mark.
Woody Waller 7-1 (10-7) Made all, ridden 2 out, stayed on, won at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Mar beating Signalman (10-7) by 3l, 3 ran.
Best Lover (FR) 22-1 (10-11) Held up, chased leading pair before 3rd, slightly outpaced 2 out, rallied to lead last, stayed on well, won at Hexham 2m nov chs (3) hvy in Nov '10 beating Glenwood Knight (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Cool Operator 50-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, blundered 9th, struggling 12th, never dangerous, 6th of 11, well behind Court Red Handed (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Bocciani (GER) 28-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders until approaching 3 out, 11th of 17, 29l behind Tanks For That (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Prosecco (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Mid-division, took keen hold, hit 3rd, not fluent 7th, blundered 9th, headway after 12th, one pace last, 3rd of 9, 12l behind The Panama Kid (11-9) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Sophonie (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, went 3rd before 3 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Storm Surge (10-1) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Cabbyl Doo 9-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, headway to chase clear leader 4 out, challenged after 2 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on flat, won at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun beating Storm Surge (10-10) by 4l, 5 ran.
Karmadice 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, led before last, headed over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 16, 14l behind Flaygray (10-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.