Back to form with a solid second. Original quote: "Pearl Noir - Second runner for us in the race and closely-matched with our other runner - Didn't run as well as expected last time at Catterick but the softer ground probably not ideal. The return to a quicker surface will help and is a past CD winner here too. Draw 10 might require a bit of luck, but does like to race up with the pace so hoping we can get out quickly and get over. Hard to split my pair - another with e/w chances in an open race."