Join The Navy is probably only making up the numbers here unless something drastic happens to the others. O'faolains Boy could easily turn out the best of these if taking to the larger obstacles as his only defeat over hurdles last season came when fourth in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. But he looks an out-and-out stayer and hasn't raced for a while so we'll stick with the experience of EASTER DAY, who easily won a novices' handicap at Newbury last month and is worth trying at this higher level. Baby Mix took the step up in distance at Kempton in his stride and is suited by small fields so can't be ignored.
Join The Navy 5-4fav (11-12) Prominent, took keen hold, led after 6th, headed 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Mister Wiseman (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Nov.
Baby Mix (FR) 5-2 (11-4) Jumped well, made all, going best before 3 out, came clear soon after, stayed on well, easily, won at Kempton 2m 4f (3) gd in Nov beating Turn Over Sivola (11-4) by 18l, 4 ran.
Easter Day (FR) 5-4fav (11-0) Tracked leader, challenged and slight peck 3 out, led after 2 out, 2 lengths clear last, ridden and won going away flat, won at Newbury 2m 6f (3) gs in Nov beating Whats Happening (11-2) by 6l, 5 ran.
O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, not fluent 2nd, jumped right 7th, headed approaching last, weakened flat, 4th of 13, 18l behind At Fishers Cross (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Mar.