Tartan Snow went on to cause an upset in the Fox Hunters' at Aintree after finishing second to Sacred Mountain in this last year but he's not getting any younger and was pulled up when reappearing in a handicap at Wetherby last month. Captain Americo needs a thorough test of stamina but Moscow Menace looks a threat as he's won three times between the flags and won his maiden here last spring ahead of Barachois Silver. HARBOUR COURT looked a nice prospect when winning over 3m4f at Stratford last year and could be Cheltenham bound. He goes well after a break and should take some stopping here, though it would be no surprise to see Irish raider Ballycolin bounce back to form.
Back On The Road (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, bad mistake 10th, behind when hampered 16th, soon pulled up, in a race won by That's Rhythm (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m 3f hts chs (3) sft, 12 ran.
Douglas Julian 2-1 (11-0) Lost tch 9; pu 12, in a race won by Ockey De Neulliac (11-0) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan, 10 ran.
Harbour Court 11-8fav (11-10) Held up in rear, ridden briefly 15th, headway going better 4 out, went close 2nd when slightly hampered 2 out, led before last, pushed out, easily, won at Stratford 3m 4f nov hts chs (2) gd in Jun beating Hameldown Tor (11-10) by 4l, 16 ran.
Tartan Snow 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, under pressure 12th, ridden and weakened after 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Rose Of The Moon (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 7 ran.
Moscow Menace (IRE) 5-4 (12-5) Held up; prog 3 out; chall last; no ex flat, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Noir Et Vert (12-5) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Pena Dorada (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up; prog 3 out; no ch w wnr, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-0) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Sacred Mountain 9-2 (11-0) Chsd ldrs; chall last; stayed on to ld nr fin, won at West Percy 3m ptp sft in Jan beating Newyearsresolution (11-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Sammy Spiderman 3-1 (12-0) Ev ch 15; outpcd app 2 out, last of 3, 4 1/2l behind Raid Stane (12-0) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Ballycolin 14-1 (11-7) In rear, mistake 3rd, not fluent and struggling 15th, pulled up before next, in a race won by That's Rhythm (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m 3f hts chs (3) sft, 12 ran.
Captain Americo (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Prominent, led narrowly 9th, hit and headed 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 10, 17l behind Palypso De Creek (11-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hts chs (6) hvy.
Charming Knight (IRE) 125-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders in 3rd before 5th, outpaced 13th, stayed on from 2 out, 4th of 10, well behind Balding Banker (10-7) at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in May.
Noir Et Vert (FR) 4-1 (12-5) Ap; led 3 out; comf, won at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan beating Moscow Menace (12-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
Picaroon 33-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Caulfields Venture (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Barachois Silver 5-2 (11-7) Ap; led 15; sn wl clr, won at West Percy 3m ptp sft in Jan beating Sharivarry (12-0) by 8l, 11 ran.