Brewin'upastorm stormed up the hill to score at Carlisle three weeks ago. The third would have almost certainly won a decent contest at that track on Monday had he not fallen at the last so the form has a solid look about it. But SOUTHFIELD STONE was of similar ability over hurdles and is getting 6lb. He came up against a decent mare on his fencing bow at Exeter and gets the nod in this. Romanor became frustrating over hurdles but Paint The Dream may find things happening too quickly on this sharp track.
Brewin'upastorm (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, every chance last and throughout run in, stayed on gamely to lead close home, won at Carlisle 2m (3) gs in Oct beating Good Boy Bobby (11-2) by hd, 5 ran.
Paint The Dream 33-1 (11-0) Held up, always behind, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 32 1/4l behind Thyme Hill (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f (1) gs in Oct.
Romanor 5-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, pushed along after 3 out, never on terms, ridden and weakened next, 5th of 6, 17 3/4l behind Irish Prophecy (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gf in Oct.
Southfield Stone 4-5fav (11-2) Tended to jump left, 2nd or 3rd, slow 8th, 2 lengths down when left in lead 3 out, headed after last, held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Litterale Ci (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f (3) gd in Oct.