This looks a tricky puzzle to solve. The drop in trip might suit Union Jack D'Ycy but Tullyraine showed staying qualities to get up here three weeks ago when Boyfromnowhere ran poorly and Titchwood got no further than the first. Beforeall is consistent but his latest second at Exeter isn't working out. Bangor scorer Makethe Mostofnow is interesting, however, though has to give 15lb to BARTON GIFT taking into account Nico de Boinville's claim. The bottom weight's win at Exeter has been franked and there's no reason why he won't go close again.
Boyfromnowhere (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Chased leaders, went right 2nd, mistake next, went 2nd 14th, pushed along in 3rd and every chance 4 out, ridden hung left and weakened before next, 4th of 5, 47l behind Tullyraine (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Mar.
Titchwood (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Tracking leaders when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Tullyraine (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Mar, 5 ran.
Beforeall (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Led until 13th, ridden to lead again 4 out, headed before last, stayed on but held by winner flat, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Farmer Matt (10-10) at Exeter 3m (3) hvy in Mar.
Tullyraine (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up tracking leading trio, reminders after 9th, outpaced 11th, driven along and no impression before 13th, rallied into 2nd on inside when hampered by loose horse 3 out, driven and 2 lengths down last, stayed on under pressure to lead final 50 yards, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Mar beating Our Island (10-12) by 1l, 5 ran.
Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Jumped left, tracked leader until jumped slow and hampered 11th, rallied to lead 4 out, driven out flat, won at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb beating Incentivise (10-13) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Lamboro Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st or 4th, headway approaching 11th, went 2nd after 14th, no impression on winner when jumped right 2 out, closed last, hung left flat, unable to challenge, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind On Trend (11-2) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Union Jack D'ycy (FR) 6-1 (11-12) Held up, mistake 14th, ridden before 16th, never on terms and well beaten from 3 out, 7th of 10, 23l behind Loughalder (10-12) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Barton Gift 9-4fav (10-13) Held up in rear, closed before 4th, ridden after 13th, went 3rd 5 out, 7 lengths 2nd 2 out, stayed on flat, led towards finish, won at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar beating Camden (11-9) by 3l, 10 ran.