Vardas Supreme and On Gossamer Wings both have decent claims in this on their best form. Venture To War is tried in a hood and is another to consider but Pete is probably better over hurdles and is hard to win with while King Kalium appears to have lost his way. PANTHERS RUN pops up here in this grade from time to time and the old boy is well enough treated and has had a bit of a break. He gets the vote in a modest heat.
Pete 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place before 2 out, soon in rear, last of 5, 38l behind Upswing (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Led narrowly, headed 4th, with winner until outpaced 4 out, ridden after next, moderate 4th 2 out, plugged on to take 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 26l behind Sacre Toi (11-2) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Venture To War (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) In rear but in touch, went 3rd before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Peaks Of Fire (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov chs (4) hvy in Mar.
On Gossamer Wings (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, reminders 4th, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 9, 26l behind Quite The Man (11-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Just Maddie 40-1 (10-0) Close 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Swift Arrow (11-6) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
King Kalium (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Mistake 1st, always in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by No Planning (11-7) at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Panthers Run 33-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden and wekened from 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Dingo Bay (10-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.
Dodge The Bullet 4-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 5th of 6, 48l behind Ibn Hiyyan (10-11) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Vardas Supreme (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) In touch, under pressure 9th out, rallied 5 out, weakened next, clambered over 3 out, practically refused and pulled up next, in a race won by Galway Jack (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar, 4 ran.