Kaysersberg won in this grade over course and distance last month but probably profited from below-par performances from his market rivals and he has 7lb more to carry today. Potters Cross tries his luck in a handicap for the first time having been campaigned at a lofty level in novice events. He must have some sort of chance but Seventh Sign has proved disappointing this season while Shakalakaboomboom's best form is over fences. Haydock second Matthew Riley has claims, however, and Rev It Up is potentially well handicapped though hasn't raced over hurdles since 2011. LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN's latest run on bottomless ground at Chepstow can be ignored. He was in good form prior to that effort and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back with a victory here as this could be too tough for the hat-trick-seeking Mr Utah off his new mark and Dundee is treading water off his current mark.
Shakalakaboomboom (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Caulfields Venture (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Kaysersberg (FR) 85-40 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, headway after 4 out, led before 3 out, clear from 2 out, driven out, won at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan beating Wakanda (10-10) by 10l, 4 ran.
Potters Cross 25-1 (11-4) Prominent, outpaced 8th, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 8, 23l behind Deputy Dan (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Rev It Up (IRE) 6-4 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed before last, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 3, 2l behind Bit Of A Jig (11-0) at Sedgefield 3m 3f nov chs (4) gs in Dec.
Seventh Sign 25-1 (11-10) In touch in mid-division, headway after 8th, 5th and no extra after 3 out, 6th of 10, 30l behind Awaywiththegreys (11-10) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec.
Matthew Riley (IRE) 15-2 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway 5 out, soon chasing leaders, under pressure when not fluent last, ran on strongly, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Sausalito Sunrise (11-1) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Dec.
Lookout Mountain (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside 7th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 10, 38l behind Awaywiththegreys (11-10) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec.
Mr Utah 13-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place after 2nd, headway approaching 4th, blundered and hampered last (normal 3 out), led over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec beating Quel Elite (11-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Pudsey House 16-1 (10-9) With leader, headway before 4 out to chase leaders, led 2 out, headed before and fell last when about 4 lengths down in 2nd, in a race won by Hartforth (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.
Chestertern 4-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, jumped slowly and lost place next, ridden after 5th, behind when jumped left and mistake next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Good Order (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec, 8 ran.
Canuspotit Evensfav (10-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 10th, hit 3 out, went 3rd going well after 3 out, went 2nd well before last, soon ridden and stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Moss On The Mill (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Make Me A Fortune (IRE) 9-4 (11-8) Chased leading pair, lost 3rd and driven along 8th, outpaced after 3 out, rallied to 2nd before last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Akdam (11-1) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Dundee 3-1 (11-3) Held up in touch towards rear, not fluent 1st, closed before 5th, ridden when mistake 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 7, 8l behind No No Bingo (11-0) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.