Most Honourable and Multilicious finished second and third behind the potentially useful Azza last month at Carlisle and there's no obvious reason why placings should be reversed here. The remainder with a run under their belt have yet to display any clear promise and this could be a good opportunity for FORCED FAMILY FUN to make a winning debut over timber. A dual winner on the Flat for Michael Bell, he was especially impressive when routing the opposition at Ayr in October on soft ground under Tom Queally over 1m5f. He seems sure to have been well schooled by John Quinn who regularly does well with his juvenile hurdler team.
Baraboy (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, ridden before 3 out, no impression, 7th of 10, 27l behind War Lord (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Dermo's Dilemma 14-1 (10-5) In rear, effort over 3f out to chase leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 25l behind Hurricane Hollow (10-12) at Carlisle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (5) sft in Oct.
Forced Family Fun 7-2 (8-3) Held up in rear, not clear run just inside 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 5l behind Perfect Heart (9-9) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct (flat).
Most Honourable 7-1 (10-12) With winner, jumped right 1st, ridden before
Roycano 100-1 (10-5) In rear, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, 33l behind War Lord (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Multilicious 25-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, went 3rd before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Azza (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Vicky Valentine 33-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 6f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 7, well behind Masterful Act (9-9) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) fbs (flat).