SAMMY SPIDERMAN is the percentage call in a race where it may not pay to be too dogmatic about the chances of the field. Hollows Mill is on a decent mark and has a fine track record but only one of his seven career wins have been this side of Christmas and his recent runs haven't been great. Native Coll is another to enter calculations on his best form but he was only a couple of lengths in front of Hollows Mill last time and had been a long way behind him the time before. Cooldine Lad has questions to answer whilst Silverdales will need to leave his hurdling form a long way behind if he's to feature on his chase bow. The selection posted a career best when chasing home Teeenando on his seasonal return and he appears to have a leading chance in a similarly competitive contest. The winner followed up and the third home won next time to give the form a solid look and Sammy Spiderman can follow suit.
Hollows Mill 11-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, effort 4 out, ridden next, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 18l behind Lerida (9-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct.
Native Coll 5-1 (11-5) Led to 6th, every chance 4 out, ridden and weakened 2 out, 5th of 10, 16l behind Lerida (9-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct.
Cooldine Lad (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Held up, outpaced 13th, rallied briefly after 4 out, weakening when jumped slowly 2 out, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Tully Cross (10-12) at Hexham 3m 1f chs 0-90 (5) sft in Oct, 7 ran.
Sammy Spiderman 10-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, faltered on bend approaching 4 out, chased winner 3 out, kept on, no impression from next, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Teenando (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) hvy in Oct.
Woodview (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, pushed along approaching 6th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up at the 11th in race won by Jackella (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs in May, 15 ran.
Exit To Saumur (FR) 33-1 (10-1) Raced keen and chased leaders, hampered and lost place from 9th, behind when pulled up at the 11th in race won by Toy Gun (10-10) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct, 9 ran.
Silverdales 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, lost place 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Blackpool Billy (11-7) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
More Shennanigans 33-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, struggled 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Red Man Ray (11-5) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Oct.