Snow Patrol would be an appropriate winner of this given the weather forecast but he was pulled up last month at Folkestone. Whenever and Buddy Love are both feasibly treated but are woefully out of form while Rosoff is probably better over fences, though does have bits of form over the smaller obstacles that entitle him to respect. Farbreaga won at Fontwell in October and is back in the right grade but has to concede 10lb to CUCKOO ROCK, who ran well when third at Folkestone back over hurdles. He won on the Flat last summer and may have a little scope for improvement. Capellini is only a plater but Dalrymple has been placed three times in a row and should be thereabouts again.
Farbreaga (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, pushed along after 4th, plugged on before last, never involved, 7th of 17, 43l behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Rosoff (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, one pace from 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 8l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Whenever 25-1 (11-7) Held up, pushed along 6th, weakened after next, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Bally Sands (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Buddy Love 11-2 (11-4) Always in rear, ridden 5th, never a factor, 6th of 10, 30l behind Aureate (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Zelos Diktator 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 6th of 12, 38l behind Dancing Daffodil (10-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Carbis Bay 33-1 (11-1) Led, hit 5th, headed before next, weakened 7th, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Boomtown (10-6) at Folkestone 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Held up on outside, took keen hold, blundered badly 2nd, headway approaching last, soon close up, switched left flat, unable to challenge front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Wily Fox (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Dalrymple (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on well from last to take 3rd place run-in, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Lady Bridget (10-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Time Book (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, weakened 5th, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Home Run (11-2) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Onwards'n'upwards 200-1 (10-10) Close up, weakened 6th, 13th of 14, well behind Ulys Du Charmil (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
North London 33-1 (10-4) Towards rear, headway 3 out, effort 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 6l behind Home Run (11-2) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Canazta 28-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, chased clear leading pair until after 5th, weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Boomtown (10-6) at Folkestone 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Capellini 11-4 (10-12) Led and soon clear, reduced lead 4 out, mistake 3 out, 3 lengths ahead last, no extra and caught close home, 2nd of 5, nk behind Nicky Nutjob (10-11) at Leicester 2m 4f sll hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Snow Patrol 5-1 (9-10) In touch, weakened before 3 out, poor 7th when pulled up before last, in a race won by Fitandproperjob (10-10) at Folkestone 2m 1f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Admiral Blake 5-2 (9-11) Took keen hold, chased winner until 3rd, chased leaders, outpaced before 4 out, no chance after, 5th of 8, 11l behind Bravo Bravo (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.