Against The Wind has been absent since taking a heavy fall at Hexham in November, which may be against him here. Mighty Magnus, favourite when third at Newcastle last month, looks the pick of Martin Todhunter's pair ahead of Daytime Dreamer and has claims while Sheriff Hall enters the argument on his latest second at Ayr, though will need to be ridden with more restraint to get home here. Banoge is tried in blinkers after falling when favourite over C&D last month but let's take a chance on FRITH. Lucy Normile's charge had been off for more than a year before finishing well beaten over hurdles at Newcastle last month but that will have blown away a few cobwebs and the nine-year-old is back on a winning mark over fences.
Banoge (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders on inner approaching 4 out, every chance when stumbled badly and fell 3 out, in a race won by Tartan Snow (11-5) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Held up in rear, weakening when jumped slow 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Prosecco (11-10) at Ayr 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
Frontier Boy (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, weakened before 8th, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Yes Tom (10-5) at Ayr 3m nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Against The Wind 6-1 (10-11) Led until 9th, soon led again, headed after 2 out, weakening in 2nd when fell last, in a race won by Douglas Julian (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov, 9 ran.
Devil Water 50-1 (10-7) Held up behind in touch, left 3rd at 6th, lost touch with leading pair 11th, soon under pressure, lost moderate 3rd 5 out, no chance after, 4th of 6, 38l behind Alderley Rover (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m beg chase (4) sft in Feb.
Sheriff Hall (IRE) 13-8fav (10-6) Took keen hold, led and soon clear until 3 out, headed after next, soon weakened, left 2nd and hampered last, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Prosecco (11-10) at Ayr 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Mighty Magnus (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, led approaching 7th, headed and outpaced before 4 out, went poor 3rd after last, no impression, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Prince Tam (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) hvy in Feb.
Native Coll 8-1 (10-7) In touch, weakened after 9th, tailed off, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Locked Inthepocket (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Frith (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen on inner, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, well behind Decent Lord (10-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Solway Blue 7-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, hampered 7th, went 3rd after 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 5, well behind Buckstruther (10-6) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Oct.
More Shennanigans 9-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear on outer, hit 4th, pushed along and weakened before 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Follow The Sun (11-11) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs in Jan, 12 ran.