Lucy Gardner won on Storm Alert at Fontwell last month. He went close at Uttoxeter shortly after but is up another 4lb here and may have to settle for a place behind ALI BABA. Alan King's gelding showed a lot more at Doncaster last time and can reverse Huntingdon running last season with Kahsabelle as Josh Newman is good value for his 7lb claim. Xaarcet was only beaten half-a-length over a shorter trip here last month and Prince Pippin was second at Towcester while Henok was taking on better opposition last season and could figure if fully wound-up.
Whenever 25-1 (11-7) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 44l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Henok (FR) 7-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, challenged before 3 out, mistake 2 out, 5th and no extra last, 5th of 8, 14l behind Copsehill Girl (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Kahsabelle (FR) 6-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, never involved, 9th of 16, 45l behind Okafranca (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Ali Baba 7-1 (11-2) Held up in touch in 5th, ridden and one pace from 2 out, 6th of 13, 9l behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 11-1 (11-8) Held up in touch on inner, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Dancing Daffodil (10-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Storm Alert 3-1fav (10-3) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 7th, mistake 3 out, chased winner next, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Xaarcet (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 6th, chased leaders 4 out, every chance approaching 2 out, led before last, headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Home Run (10-9) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Some Secret 4-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, held up in touch, mistake and lost place 12th, ridden and struggling before 14th, left poor 4th after 16th, tailed off, 4th of 6, 34l behind Hever Road (10-4) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov '11.
North London 66-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Boomtown (9-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Illegale (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 8, 36l behind Queens Grove (10-9) at Taunton 2m 1f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) sft in Nov.