First Mohican had Fair Loch behind when making a winning debut at Doncaster but was a little disappointing when only fourth in a Grade 2 at Kempton three weeks ago. The form of that race hasn't really worked out and OSCAR HOOF could have his measure here. Nicky Henderson's charge found Zamdy Man too good in a Listed race at Haydock in November but made no mistake at Doncaster next time over a longer trip and is fancied to follow up. No Such Number has had a couple of runs on the all-weather since making a winning debut at Southwell but may find this company too hot and the four-year-old Fitzwilly was readily brushed aside here last time. Newcomer Solar Sky is best watched returning from a lay-off but Devon Drum could have each-way claims and Markttag has some scope.
First Mohican 5-1 (11-6) Not fluent, tracked leaders in 4th, disputing 3rd at 4th, hit 4 out, not fluent and slightly lost place 3 out, rallied to 3rd again on long run to 2 out, hit 2 out, weakened to 4th flat, 4th of 7, 13l behind Irving (11-9) at Kempton 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Feb.
No Such Number 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, not fluent 3 out, headway before next, led before last, stayed on, won at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec beating Anteros (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Oscar Hoof (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th, led before 3 out, joined 2 out, driven before last, stayed on to draw clear run in, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Elmore Back (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 21 ran.
Devon Drum 3-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, 4th and no impression last, weakened flat, 6th of 14, 27l behind Mijhaar (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Fair Loch 13-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, challenge on bit 2 out, every chance last, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 14, 5l behind First Mohican (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Gold Carrot 8-1 (10-13) Held up and behind, headway on inside over 2f out, plugged on final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 14, 14l behind Five In A Row (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Gun Shy (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, in 3rd and saddle slipped before 2 out, soon hampered, kept on from last, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Hannibal The Great (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Here I Am (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened after 3 out and pulled up, in a race won by Captain Cutter (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Hung Parliament (FR) 50-1 (11-0) Held up behind, driven to chase leaders 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression from next, 5th of 7, 11l behind Irving (11-5) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Miracle Cure (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up, headway into 5th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 11l behind Along Came Casey (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jun (flat).
Mr Shantu (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, close up when not fluent 3rd or 4th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 8, 27l behind Son Of Suzie (11-2) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Parting Way (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, held up last, went modest 5th 2 out, never involved, 5th of 8, 18l behind In Fairness (11-1) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Solar Sky 25-1 (9-1) Keen in rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 23l behind Estimate (8-9) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in May (flat).
Fitzwilly 33-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, challenged 4 out, ridden and lost 2nd soon after 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 8, 14l behind Activial (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.
Katie's Massini (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 12th of 15, 41l behind Down Ace (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Interior Minister 11-1 (10-12) Mid-division and keen, weakened before 4 out, 8th of 11, 34l behind Raven's Tower (11-5) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Markttag 25-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 31l behind Kilcooley (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Feb.
Money Talks 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, hard ridden 4f out, weakened over 3f out, eased, last of 8, 48l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul (flat).