CANADA STREET could be the answer to this handicap chase; the list of dangers is headed by Dawn Ride and Shrewd Investor. Howard Johnson¿s stable is flying at present and that is a big positive for our selection. He goes on the ground and he ran well to chase home Flake last time out. He is not the most fluent jumper and that is the worry with him, but if he can brush up on his jumping he should prove hard to beat. Dawn Ride has won the last two races he has completed, but he is another who is prone to mistakes and he has twice unseated his rider in his last four starts. Shrewd Investor is back on a fair mark and he should be suited by this slight drop in trip so he is a definite contender. Dark Ben has got a decent record over fences and Sheena West¿s 10-year-old can prove best of the others, but Canada Street looks the most likely winner and he gets the pick
BallaBriggs (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up, hit 5th, headway approaching 8th, led narrowly 2 out, headed between last 2, weakened last, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Tarateeno (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Shrewd Investor (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Close up on outside, chased winner and clear second approaching 2 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure from next, no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Lorum Leader (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (3) hvy in Nov.
Dark Ben (FR) 6-1 (10-0) Led and mistake 1st, narrowly headed 4th, remained challenging until weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Fortification (10-4) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (2) gs in Dec, 15 ran.
Canada Street (IRE) 7-4fav (10-8) Held up mid-division, blundered 7th, outpaced and pushed along after 5 out, chased winner approaching 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Flake (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Herecomestanley 4-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Zanzibar Boy (10-12) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Held up, mistake 11th, headway to chase leaders approaching 4 out when badly blundered and unseated rider, in a race won by Flake (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Adare Prince (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up, ridden after 5 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 27l behind Fred Bojangals (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Nov.
Mirpour (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) in a race won by Alickadoo (9-5) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs hvy in Nov '08, 16 ran.
Ebac (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, hit 8th and lost place, no chance when pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Robert The Brave (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Darina's Boy 25-1 (11-0) Blundered badly and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Sycho Fred (10-1) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Coldwells (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Held up, went 3rd 2 out, one pace when not fluent last, 3rd of 10, 16l behind Youngstown (11-9) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Dec.
Top Cloud (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) In touch, lost place 12th, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Gershwinner (11-7) at Perth 3m 5yo nov hcp (4) gs in May, 13 ran.
Benny The Piler (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, weakened approaching 14th, 6th of 10, 39l behind Youngstown (11-9) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Dec.
Cross Compliance (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up, headway 12th, one pace 2 out, 4th of 10, 8l behind Sycho Fred (10-1) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Do L'Enfant d'Eau (FR) 9-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, reminders 7th, headway 4 out, stayed on to take modest 3rd before last, 3rd of 11, 29l behind Vital Spark (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jun '08.