It's the standard, tricky to call, bumper to end proceedings where the market might be you best guide but without it we opt for PREMIER SAGAS to build on a promising debut with the dangers looking to be from Butter and new comer Cool Mission. The pick from Nicky Richards' yard was very pleasing on his racecourse debut staying on really well to claim a place. The form from that race is looking good with many running well in better races since and he is the percentage call here. Butter also grabbed a place on debut in a race to produce two subsequent winners. one in a better contest. However he did look a little one paced and could be vulnerable to one staying on late. Cool Mission is the most interesting new comer with plenty of winning stayers on the level in the family. The yard isn¿t shy at backing their charges so a market check is advised to this one¿s chances. Canal Cottage is rated one pound better than the selection but the form from his debut run is weak. Also worth a mention is Arty Farmer who was no more than solid on debut but the line from the race is working out well enough. This is as tricky as usual for a bumper but the vote goes to Premier Sagas.
Arty Farmer 6-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, soon beaten, 8th of 16, 30l behind Bishops Heir (10-7) at Newcastle 2m nhf (6) hvy in Jan.
Ballymacduff (IRE) Strategic Choice gelding out of Ashpark Rose.
Canal Cottage (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 14, 13l behind Kealshore Lass (10-0) at Wetherby 2m nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Claude Carter Elmaamul gelding out of Cruz Santa.
Cool Mission (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Mettlesome.
Maska Pony (IRE) Celtic Swing gelding out of Clotted Cream.
Monkerty Tunkerty Silver Patriarch gelding out of Orphan Annie.
Premier Sagas (FR) 6-4fav (10-13) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden and ran green over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Solway Sam (10-11) at Ayr 2m nhf (6) gs in Nov.
Alice Knight (IRE) Karinga Bay mare out of Cavalry.
Butter 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 20l behind Russian War (11-4) at Perth 2m nhf (6) gd in Jul.
Just Maddie 40-1 (10-6) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 8, well behind Sitting Tennant (11-2) at Newcastle 2m nhf (6) hvy in Feb.
Flichity (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Chancy Gal.
Shadow Boxer 28-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 12th of 20, 29l behind Par Avion (10-5) at Doncaster 1m 5f 4yo nhf (5) sft in Jan.
Border Flora 20-1 (10-0) In touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 16, 23l behind Bishops Heir (10-7) at Newcastle 2m nhf (6) hvy in Jan.
Arctic Court (IRE) Arctic Lord gelding out of Polls Joy.