GETAWAY GERRY posted his best effort so far on his return to action when runner-up over track and trip. The third has subsequently won and Katie Scott’s charge gets the vote on that form. Highway Companion represents last year’s winning yard and will be sharper for last month’s placed effort here fitted with headgear for the first time while Pogue has gone well fresh before and went close over these hurdles back in March. The Blame Game has placed in bumpers and debuts over timber along with point-to-point runner-up Cilluirid.
A Ladies Milan (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 32 3/4l behind Kaizer (11-4) at Kelso 2m (4) sft in Oct.
Cilluirid (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Trkd ldr in 2nd, keen, 3l 2nd frm 7th, ld aftr 4out, hdd 2out, chall brfly bef last where mstk, no ex, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Battle Away (11-11) at Kinsale 3m mdn gs in Jun.
Do Not Disturb (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) In touch, chased leaders over 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Bally Conor (11-0) at Ayr 2m (5) hvy in Nov.
Elf De Re (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4f out until inside final 3f, weakened soon after, 5th of 6, 14 1/4l behind Marown (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (5) hvy in Mar.
Getaway Gerry 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, went 3rd after next, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Flight (11-4) at Kelso 2m (4) sft in Oct.
Highway Companion (IRE) 5-4fav (10-12) Chased leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd at the 2nd, led after next, headed just after 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, 3rd of 9, 17 3/4l behind Kaizer (11-4) at Kelso 2m (4) sft in Oct.
Kilfinan Bay (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and outpaced well over 1f out, 5th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Equus Dancer (11-7) at Perth 2m (4) gs in Apr.
My Son John 40-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden after 3 out, well beaten from 2 out, went remote 4th close home, 4th of 10, 23 3/4l behind Lucky Flight (11-4) at Kelso 2m (4) sft in Oct.
Pogue (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Chased leaders, jumped left and not fluent 5th, weakened after 2 out, left 2nd last, 2nd of 7, 27l behind Captain Zebo (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f (4) gs in Mar.
Zamarkhan (FR) 33-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Fair Lady 40-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, unable to go with leaders 4f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Notawordofalie (10-12) at Kelso 2m (5) gd in Sep.
Frankies Fire 16-1 (11-7) Held up behind, headway on outside 13th, blundered and unseated rider 15th, at Hexham 3m mdn (4) gd in May.
Sweet Flora (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 7, 12 1/2l behind Duck Egg Blue (10-10) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Aug.
The Blame Game (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up in last, headway over 3f out, chased leaders well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Lemon T (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (5) gs in Mar.