It could pay to stick with DUNGEEL in this. He got off the mark at the first time of asking under Rules when scoring at Leicester and neither a penalty nor the longer trip should be a problem as he's been placed in point-to-points on three occasions. Gonow found Corrin Wood too good at Carlisle last time and that looks superior form to Attycran's second in a maiden hurdle at Hexham while Mr Puck has made the frame in two of his three starts over timber and will have benefited for last month's reappearance at Doncaster. Bumper runner-up Mac Steamy is probably best watched after being pulled-up on his hurdling bow.
Dungeel (IRE) 17-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 6th, headed narrowly 3 out, led 2 out, clear last, comfortable, won at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Wychwoods Brook (10-12) by 7l, 6 ran.
Attycran (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed 6th, with winner until outpaced before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Green Flag (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Gonow 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased winner after last, no impression, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Corrin Wood (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Long Distance (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f clm hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Mac Steamy (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders to 8th, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Maggio (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 13 ran.
Mr Puck (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, outpaced from 7th, headway 3 out, went poor 3rd from last, no impression, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Midnight Oscar (10-12) at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Teeiygee 100-1 (10-7) Held up, pushed along over 9f out, weakened 7f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Brass Monkey (11-1) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in May.