Oh Right is still a couple of pounds out of the handicap, despite winning a conditionals' race at Newcastle last week. Take The Mick is interesting, however, having come up against an improving novice at Ludlow on his chasing bow and he has to be a contender off the same mark here. Foot The Bill is a previous winner, as is Crescent Beach, while Malibu Sun found only one too good at Fontwell last month. But we are going to take a chance on SOLE SURVIVOR, who made a very pleasing comeback over the brush hurdles at Haydock. This appears to be his trip nowadays and the grey could represent a bit of value if his jumping holds up.
Tallulah Mai 33-1 (11-10) Towards rear, tailed off from 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind He's A Hawker (11-11) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Sole Survivor (FR) 25-1 (10-3) Pressed leader, led 6th, headed approaching 2 out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 5th of 7, 5l behind No No Bingo (11-0) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Foot The Bill 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, mistake 10th, weakened 6 out, 4th of 6, well behind Settledoutofcourt (10-11) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Shine A Diamond (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up behind, effort 3 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 16l behind Rockabilly Riot (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Take The Mick 7-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, went 3rd before 9th, went 2nd approaching next, pushed along and every chance when pushed left 4 out, soon ridden, pushed left again next and 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Buywise (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
Malibu Sun 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 5th, mistake 5 out, headed last, no extra, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Midnight Charmer (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led approaching 4th, headed before 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Newdane Dancer (10-2) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Crescent Beach (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 9th, ridden approaching 4 out, soon beaten, went 3rd last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Shady Sadie (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, pushed along before 6 out, never dangerous, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Snapping Turtle (11-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec, 18 ran.
Khazium (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Led until just after 3 out, weakening when hit last, 6th of 13, 11l behind Mini Muck (11-11) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
On The Case 80-1 (11-0) In touch on inside, lost place 4 out, soon weakened and behind, 14th of 16, well behind Azure Aware (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Oh Right (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, led from 13th, clear before last, won at Musselburgh 3m cond hcp chs (5) gs beating Gibbstown (10-4) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.