Sir Lynx ran his best race so far over fences when second at Fakenham. Riddlestown was pulled up at Huntingdon earlier this month but was placed over a longer trip here in December when SMART CATCH unseated his rider. Tony Carroll's charge needs to jump better but will have had plenty of schooling in the interim and can make amends. Me And Ben has only had one start over fences so far and is open to improvement while another mare, Possibly Flora, has shown some ability and Shannon Spirit could figure with a clear round.
Wah Wah Taysee (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Held up, took keen hold, some headway before 3 out, soon weakened, went 4th flat, 4th of 11, 38l behind Three Kingdoms (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Sir Lynx (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, left 2nd 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Dashing George (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy.
Riddlestown (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in touch towards rear, struggling before 8th, soon behind, pulled up after, in a race won by Browns Brook (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy, 7 ran.
Tallulah Mai 100-1 (10-2) Held up in mid-division, pushed along on outside 3f out, plugged on under pressure inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Tanks For That (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Me And Ben (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up well in rear, weakened 5 out, 6th of 8, 46l behind Carole's Spirit (11-0) at Haydock 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) sft in Dec.
Smart Catch (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Jumped left, held up in rear, mistake 2nd, not fluent 4th, ridden 12th, 6th 4 out, soon weakened, blundered 3 out, mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Ifyousayso (11-11) at Leicester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Dec, 9 ran.
Toe To Toe (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway to join winner after 5th, led briefly 7th, lost place approaching 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 37l behind Koultas King (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, led over 14f out, headed over 5f out, no impression final 3f, 5th of 7, 9l behind Direct Approach (11-2) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std.
Possibly Flora 10-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway after 9th, every chance after 4 out, one pace in 3rd 3 out, no extra next, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Buywise (11-11) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, under pressure after 11th, weakened 5 out, fell 3 out, in a race won by Tony Dinozzo (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Lord Fox (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Prominent, led 2nd until 4th, stayed handy, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 21l behind Kentford Legend (11-12) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
No Through Road 50-1 (10-11) Held up in last pair in touch, tracked leaders 12th, headway before next, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Themilanhorse (11-0) at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd in Apr.