Super Villan is a bit hit-and-miss but ran a lot better than the final result suggests at Cheltenham four weeks ago and could go well at big odds in this. Big Society has been in decent form over hurdles but has failed to complete in both previous tries over fences while Fourovakind unseated his rider at Huntingdon last month. Woodford County made his chasing debut at that track but is another who needs to brush up his jumping. GOODTOKNOW certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Bangor in December and can follow up here off an 11lb higher mark, though James Huxham's claim makes Ballylifen a live contender.
Fourovakind 9-4 (10-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, ridden 11th, mistake next (water), 6 lengths 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 13th, in a race won by Loose Chips (11-4) at Huntingdon 3m nov chs (3) hvy in Jan, 4 ran.
Goodtoknow 5-2fav (11-0) Raced wide close up, joined leaders 13th, led 3 out, awkward next, ran on, won at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec beating Samurai Way (10-13) by 10l, 6 ran.
Big Society (IRE) 5-2 (11-11) Took keen hold, mistake 1st, soon led, headed after next, stayed with leader, not fluent 9th, mistake 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, weakened next, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Kris Spin (11-12) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Ballylifen (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, not fluent and reminders 7th (water), slightly hampered 10th, good progress to track winner 12th until next, driven before 4 out, outpaced next, plugged on again flat, no threat, 4th of 6, 6l behind Saroque (10-8) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Woodford County 10-3 (11-1) Held up, never that fluent, closed before 9th, mistake and weakened 11th, 4th of 6, 41l behind Dare To Endeavour (10-11) at Huntingdon 3m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy.
Super Villan 14-1 (10-0) Led narrowly and clear with one other, headed 4th, tracked leader, lost place 13th, ridden after next, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 11, well behind Indian Castle (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) hvy in Jan.
Bravo Bravo 20-1 (10-1) Early reminders, chased leader until 4th, chased leaders, weakened approaching 6th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Alder Mairi (10-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 14, 24l behind Bob Tucker (10-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.