Take The Mick ran in snatches when failing to justify favouritism at Doncaster but still has time on his side and it would be no surprise if he were to recoup losses here. But MILOSAM is in cracking form around here lately and, though raised 4lb since his latest second to Royal Chatelier over track and trip, can get back to winning ways as James Best takes back 3lb of the extra. Le Grand Chene wasn't beaten far over course and distance after winning at Towcester and is another with claims but Flemi Two Toes has had some hard races lately and this may be too far for Lough Coi.
Midnight Macarena 66-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and wide on bend 3f out, never in contention, 9th of 14, 10l behind Caulfields Venture (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Night Safe (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led until 3rd, led again 5th, hit 9th, hard driven when challenged 3 out, headed before last, weakened flat, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Firebird Flyer (11-9) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Flemi Two Toes (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, pushed along before 8th, blundered next, tailed off 10th, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Virginia Ash (11-2) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Gran Torino (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) In touch, lost place halfway, rallied 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Agincourt Reef (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Take The Mick 13-8fav (11-7) Held up in touch, headway before 4 out, stayed on to chase winner run-in, always held, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Oh Right (9-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Jump Up 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, reminders 15th, outpaced when left moderate 3rd at 17th, plugged on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 7, 32l behind High Ron (11-7) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Le Grand Chene (FR) 20-1 (9-11) In touch, headway to chase leaders 5th, outpaced 12th, staye don again from 2 out, went 4th final 75 yards, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Rhum (11-0) at Ludlow 3m Am hcp ch 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Milosam (IRE) 2-1fav (10-0) Tracked leader, led 4th until 6th, led 9th, idled flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Royal Chatelier (11-4) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Genny Wren 8-1 (11-9) Held up, pecked 9th, headway next, blundered and lost place next, modest 5th 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Flemi Two Toes (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Lough Coi (IRE) 13-2 (10-3) Prominent, reminders before 4th, not fluent 9th, one pace in 3rd 3 out, no chance with winner after, went 2nd from last, 2nd of 7, 23l behind Browns Brook (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy.
Craiglands (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Led until 2nd, with leader, led again 11th, joined 2 out, headed flat, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Trojan Sun (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.