It would be no surprise to see Mcvicar run well on his chasing bow. Gunna Be A Devil has been very lightly raced for his age and is another to consider on his fencing bow while Atlantic Roller will have been well schooled, though has been a bit disappointing over hurdles this season. Sure Thing only found one too good at Stratford on Saturday but Daymar Bay has been struggling to get his head in front, as has Tour D'Argent and Easily Pleased would probably have preferred faster ground. Gorsky Island should do better over fences, however, and has more scope than Gores Island. TOBY LERONE has been keeping good company and is sure to appreciate a drop back in distance after weakening over 3m at Uttoxeter 11 days ago - he might be worth chancing in this, despite sharing top weight.
Toby Lerone (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Raced wide, mid-division, headway 5 out, effort to chase winner 3 out to next, weakened last, 5th of 10, 16l behind Bold Chief (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m (3) gs.
Atlantic Roller (IRE) 13-8fav (11-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, took keen hold, led 4 out, soon headed, weakening when hit 3 out, eased before last, 3rd of 4, 42l behind Kaysersberg (11-0) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
Mcvicar 7-1 (11-11) Took keen hold pressing leader, led 2nd, headed well before 2 out, lost 2nd 2 out, no chance with leading duo, no extra in 4th closing stages, 4th of 9, 14l behind Jumps Road (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Dec.
Tour D'Argent (FR) 5-1 (10-12) In touch in 4th, blundered 4 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Suprise Vendor (10-0) at Kelso 2m 1f (3) gs in Feb.
Easily Pleased (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Kitegen (11-0) at Kempton 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gs.
Gorsky Island 5-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, quickly weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 10, 41l behind Copper Birch (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Gunna Be A Devil (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led, narrowly headed 6th, led again just before next, clear after 3 out, ridden before next, driven and joined last, under pressure and strongly pressed flat, stayed on gamely, all out, won at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec beating Kilrush (11-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Daymar Bay (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leader, led halfway, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed under pressure 1f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Tanks For That (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Gores Island (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 8th, not fluent 4 out, ridden and headed when blundered 2 out, no impression on winner after, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Freckle Face (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd.
Sure Thing (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, led, ridden and joined when slight bump on landing last, headed flat, held close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.