Barlow has never won over fences but this is probably his easiest task to date. Camden is getting closer and was only beaten three lengths over course and distance last time, though has gone up again in the weights since. Special Account is edging towards a winning mark and can't be ignored and Dark Glacier would have a chance on his best form but Nigel Twiston-Davies may have found a good opportunity for THE MUSICAL GUY to shed his maiden tag. He has placed form at a higher level and would have gone very close at Towcester two runs ago had he not fallen.
Barlow (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and close up over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 48l behind Domtaline (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Camden (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) In touch in mid-division, went prominent 4th, led 4 out, 7 lengths clear 2 out, not fluent last, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Barton Gift (10-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway 14th, chased leaders next, driven to challenge after 3 out, kept on well closing stages, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Leg Iron (11-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
The Musical Guy (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led until 1st, tracked leaders, jumped slowly 8th, hit 11th, outpaced next, weakened 3 out, mistake last, last of 4, 18l behind Little Chip (11-10) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Dec.
Counting House (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, weakened from 6 out, 6th of 9, 43l behind Loughalder (10-2) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.
Special Account (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) In rear, mistake 6th, tailed off 11th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Ballinvarrig (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Dark Glacier (IRE) 15-2 (10-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 7th until 12th, chased leaders, driven along after 14th, outpaced before next, went modest 4th 3 out, 4th of 7, 20l behind Dare To Endeavour (11-1) at Exeter 3m (3) sft in Feb.