Paul Carberry rides for Gordon Elliott in the opener here but has opted to keep faith with Colin McBratney's Sir Walter Raleigh in this. Fifth in a Down Royal handicap earlier this month, the four-year-old has decent claims back in a maiden hurdle. Elliott saddles Tipperary bumper winner Golden Call and he can't be ignored, while Lucinda Russell's French import Tap Night made a promising start over timber over C&D. REAPING THE REWARD could be worth another chance, however, after clearly finding 2m1f too sharp at Cartmel last time. That form has worked out well and the lightly-raced seven-year-old looks a better bet than Jacks Grey and Tekthelot here.
Benagh Rock (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 7th of 14, well behind Jamsie Hall (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hts chs gf in May.
Frontier Lad (IRE) 11-10 (12-0) (tt) made all; easy, won at Mosshouses 3m ptp gd in May '10 beating Anns Benefit (11-7) by 8l, 3 ran.
Golden Call (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, on terms into straight, soon headed, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 11l behind Trabajo (11-9) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat gd.
Jacks Grey 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in close 6th 2 out, no impression in 5th from before last, 5th of 16, 9l behind Shabra Charity (10-8) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gd.
Japp 33-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division and keen, weakened before 5f out, soon tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Atlanta Falcon (11-8) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Liszt (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before last, one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hernando's Boy (11-2) at Hexham 2m 4f sell (5) gd.
Reaping The Reward (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) In touch, headway 2 out, chased winner between last 2 until after last, soon ridden, stayed on to regain 2nd post, no impression, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Dunowen Point (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Tekthelot (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before last, one pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Kalanisi Kid (10-5) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Sir Walter Raleigh 10-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, headway after halfway, 7th on outer when mistake 2 out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 20, 6l behind Soldier Bay (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Tap Night (USA) 5-1 (10-8) Held up behind, not fluent 5th, headway and in touch 4 out, led after next, headed 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Priors Gold (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Wild Geese (IRE) 80-1 (10-9) Mid-division, rear 4th, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Third Intention (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Farfields (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) With leader, led 6th, headed approaching 2 out, soon led again, headed before last, stayed on same pace and pressed for 2nd flat, 4th of 12, 5l behind Mawsem (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.