It could pay to stick with RADIO NOWHERE in this. Beaten only a head at Newcastle on his chasing debut, Donald McCain's charge can go one better with that experience under his belt. Twice Lucky also ran well at Newcastle last time and makes more appeal than Allanard in today's ground, despite the latter having slipped down the weights. Sycho Fred is back on a winning mark but arrives badly out of sorts, as does The Panama Kid.
Allanard (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Towards rear, reminders before 13th, tailed off 5 out, 6th of 8, 42l behind Glen Countess (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
The Panama Kid (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, mistake 8th, beaten before 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 14, 18l behind Or d'Oudairies (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Radio Nowhere (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Led, ridden before 3 out, clear from 2 out, kept on and caught post, 2nd of 9, hd behind Sharney Sike (10-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Trouble In Paris (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) In rear, headway 10th, reminders and weakened before next, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Snuker (10-0) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.
Twice Lucky 10-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside after 10th, led approaching 4 out, ridden after next, headed 2 out, kept on, held flat, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Presented (11-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Sycho Fred (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, ridden and outpaced when not fluent 14th, weakened after next, pulled up before 2 out (normal 3 out), in a race won by Quayside Court (9-11) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 7 ran.