Cocacobana won three handicaps last season and went up 20lb as a consequence. He may just need this after a long break and the concession of lumps of weight to LUCKY PRINCE may be beyond him. Brian Eckley's charge gained the first success of his career in very testing ground over 2m here on Boxing Day and conditions look just right for him again. The Bear Trap has shown potential but needs to do more after a break while Hassadin's two victories have come in sellers. Get It On is better over fences but Call Me Sir has been running well enough to consider though he's now on his highest ever mark at the age of eleven.
Cocacobana (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 8th, headway approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 7th of 17, 26l behind Abnaki (10-10) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Get It On (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Mistakes in rear, headway to 4th approaching 4 out, went well held 3rd before blundered 2 out, went badly left last, 3rd of 8, 11l behind O'Callaghan Strand (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Chased winner after 2nd until soon after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 13, 10l behind De La Bech (11-12) at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Hassadin 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Bathwick Brave (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Ballyboker Boy (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat, 6th of 7, 19l behind Captain Brown (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Heavenstown (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Behind, went left 8th and next, no chance when went left again and unseated rider 11th, in a race won by Tafika (10-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
The Bear Trap (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway into 10th 3 out, ridden into 4th 2 out, no extra before last, 10th of 25, 50l behind Shamiran (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (95-123) (4yo+) hvy in Apr.
Call Me Sir (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside after 3 out, ridden and blundered 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 13, 9l behind De La Bech (11-12) at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Lucky Prince 6-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, led before 3 out, ridden next, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec beating Kusadasi (11-0) by 5l, 6 ran.