Presence Felt has shown little since returning from a break while the lack of a recent run would be a worry for stablemates Dedigout and Wig Wam Wiggle. Aliandy made a promising reappearance at Bangor but has been raised 2lb. Quids In is only 1-27 in career starts and there is no guarantee he’ll stay this far but he is having only a third run for Donald McCain and he did finish ahead of Howth Summit at Carlisle, though the latter has the greater scope. TOMKEVI made his reappearance over fences but is better handicapped over hurdles. He won over 3m on soft going at Southwell last season and Aaron Anderson’s claim is in his favour.
Aliandy (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Led in start and bit reluctant to jump off, held up and behind, steady headway on long run before 2 out, kept on into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Erick Le Rouge (11-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Tomkevi (FR) 22-1 (12-3) Held up in rear, struggling 9th, headway 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 31 3/4l behind Ryalex (10-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Presence Felt (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Keen early, chased leaders, lost place after 7th, well beaten 4 out, mistake 3 out, 6th of 9, 32 1/4l behind Takingrisks (10-10) at Ayr 3m hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Dedigout (IRE) 7-4fav (11-11) With leader, led before 4th, headed when ridden on long run before 2 out, soon outpaced, no chance with leaders before last, 4th of 5, 18 1/4l behind Eastview Boy (11-4) at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Apr.
Howth Summit (IRE) 18-1 (11-8) Towards rear, headway after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on to take 4th flat, no impression with leaders, 4th of 18, 19 1/2l behind Aspen Colorado (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Quids In (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) In touch, tracked leaders 4 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 18, 11 1/2l behind Aspen Colorado (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Sevenballs Of Fire (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Prominent, pushed along before 9th, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 22 1/4l behind Landecker (11-2) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp (3) hvy in Jan.
Marlee Massie (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 23 1/2l behind Boric (10-10) at Perth 3m 7f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Wig Wam Wiggle (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Mid-division, steady headway approaching 7th, hit next, 3rd travelling well 2 out, led on long run before the last, clear when edged right run-in, idled in front, always doing enough, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Nov beating Along Came Theo (11-8) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.