GONE TOO FAR was well beaten in a Grade Three hurdle at Sandown last time but this is more his level. He won at Wetherby in November and a repeat should be good enough in this despite carrying a penalty. Paradise Valley is also penalised for winning a maiden hurdle at Wincanton last week but still looks the main danger ahead of I Got Power, already beaten when falling at Wetherby last month. Hung Parliament has a fifth at Ascot to his credit while Bermacha wasn't disgraced in heavy ground at Lingfield on her hurdling bow.
Gone Too Far 13-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 2 out, no chance when blundered last, 9th of 16, 30l behind Brave Vic (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f (1) sft in Mar.
Paradise Valley (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Made all, jumped left, clear approaching last, easily, won at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd beating Very Noble (11-0) by 9l, 11 ran.
Cool Chief 250-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, mistakes 3rd and 4th, weakened 4 out, last of 11, well behind Attwaal (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Hung Parliament (FR) 66-1 (11-1) Mid-division, pushed along 3 out, soon beaten, 14th of 17, 46l behind Oscar Hoof (11-7) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
I Got Power 3-1fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and blundered 3 out, in 3rd and held when fell last, in a race won by Oliver's Hill (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar, 17 ran.
Bermacha 100-1 (10-10) Took keen hold and held up in 5th, went 3rd after 3 out, ridden and no impression between last 2, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 5l behind Down Ace (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.