The four-year-old SLEEPY HAVEN gets an age allowance from these rivals and that should help him gain his second victory over timber after he landed a Bangor maiden in November. He's competed at a higher level subsequently without being disgraced. Lord Brendy ran his best race to date on heavy going at Hexham in November so conditions are in his favour but Mohawk Ridge does most of his racing on Catterick's flat track and could find this too stiff. I'm A Rocker should prove best of the Donald McCain pair with Jason Maguire on board.
Dibdabs (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Raced keenly, soon led, mistake 5th, headed after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 11th of 14, 43l behind Tiqris (11-4) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
I'm A Rocker (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Mid div, 6th 1/2way, mstk 4out & now btn, poor 6th & ran green aftr 3out, lft poor 3rd 2out, no dangr, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Mezendore (11-9) at Avaune 3m ire ptp gs in Dec.
Lord Brendy 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, one pace before last, 4th of 11, 11l behind Seeyouatmidnight (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Mohawk Ridge 25-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2nd, led before 2 out, headed before last, no extra, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Getabuzz (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Shirls Son Sam 50-1 (10-12) In rear, jumped left and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Milo Man (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov, 10 ran.
Vasco Pierji (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 7th, never dangerous, last of 8, 38l behind Wuff (11-11) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Sleepy Haven (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 1st until next, stayed chasing leaders, hung left and jumped left from 3 out, still pressing leaders 2 out, soon one pace, went 3rd approaching last, one pace and no impression flat, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Baradari (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Dec.