Martin Todhunter sent out last year's winner and runs two this time. Craig Nichol's mount Playhara is preferred to Uplifted, though hasn't raced since a disappointing favourite at Hexham in May. Dynamic Drive couldn't be in better form, winning by 11 lengths at Hexham last month and following up at Kelso. But a penalty could scupper the hat-trick bid while Triple Eight has been raised 4lb despite only finishing second the last twice. ENDEAVOR was eight lengths behind Dynamic Drive at Kelso but is 8lb better off and should again beat fourth Push Me. Emma Sayer has already won four times on the 10-year-old, who should go close again.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Prominent, challenged last, led run-in, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m hcp (4) gf in Oct beating Mighty Whitey (11-6) by 2l, 10 ran.
Playhara (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened before 2 out, last of 8, 29 1/2l behind Samedi Soir (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Push Me (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 8 3/4l behind Dynamic Drive (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp (4) gf in Oct.
Nafaath (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, went 2nd 5th, hit 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 16 3/4l behind Polstar (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Not A Bother Boy (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, plugged on and no impression, 8th of 14, 17 1/4l behind Azure Aware (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in Feb.
Triumph Davis (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, closer in 5th 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from before 2 out, 7th of 12, dist behind Mr Mulliner (11-13) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp gd in Aug.
Urban Kode (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, ridden and close 3rd 2 out, stayed on same pace and no impression before last, 3rd of 6, 4 3/4l behind Drifter (11-8) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Endeavor 22-1 (10-7) Close up, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Dynamic Drive (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp (4) gf in Oct.
Triple Eight (IRE) 10-3fav (10-1) Held up in touch, ridden and headway to chase winner 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/4l behind Stormbay Bomber (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Uplifted (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, detatched 4 out, tailed off when pulled up next, at Ayr 2m hcp (5) hvy in Feb.
Alwaysrecommended (IRE) 17-2 (10-4) Always towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 11, dist behind Perseid (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Toola Boola 18-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 20 1/2l behind Vexillum (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) gf in Sep.