Rockawango boasts the highest rating but is struggling badly for form and stablemate UN GUET APENS makes more appeal. An easy winner of a handicap at Sedgefield last time, James Ewart's charge is just preferred to Mitchell's Way on today's terms. The latter was also successful in a handicap chase a fortnight ago but has 5lb to find with the selection. Hit The Top goes chasing for the first time but is rated much lower than Up And Go over timber. The latter is a leading contender having been denied at the post by Little Glenshee over fences at Ayr last month. Indian Voyage scored over track and trip on his penultimate start but has plenty on his plate in this company.
Indian Voyage (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, every chance when mistake next, ridden and lost place between last 2, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 18l behind Little Glenshee (10-5) at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Feb.
Mitchell's Way 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 11th, led 2 out (normal 3 out), ridden and stayed on flat, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating Whats Up Woody (11-11) by 4l, 8 ran.
Rockawango (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, reminders and lost place after 6th, soon behind and pulled up, in a race won by Little Glenshee (10-5) at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Feb, 6 ran.
Un Guet Apens (FR) 2-1fav (11-12) In touch, led after 2nd, headed before 5th, tracked leader, led again 3 out, driven clear between last 2, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Peachey Moment (10-9) by 16l, 6 ran.
Hit The Top (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, driven and lost place approaching 2 out, 4th and one pace between last 2, stayed on to take 3rd at last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Clever Cookie (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (1) gs.
Up And Go (FR) 5-4fav (10-12) With leader, led 5th, driven 3 lengths clear between last 2, ridden and headed narrowly flat, kept on, just held, 2nd of 6, shd behind Little Glenshee (10-5) at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Feb.