IFONLYALFIE was only beaten a neck over track and trip last month and can go one better off a pound higher mark, though D'Gigi must be a danger if able to build on his second at Towcester. Cara Court has won over hurdles and fences this year but may be in the handicapper's grip now while Foot The Bill is starting to look exposed. Silas Mariner went close at Southwell at the start of the month but that may have been a fluke and he has a lot to do here under top weight.
Silas Mariner (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led after 11th, driven flat, headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Dukeofchesterwood (10-3) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
D'Gigi 8-1 (11-9) Hampered 1st, tracked leaders, headway 3 out, challenged on inside after 3 out, disputed lead next, soon ridden, kept on and every chance until one pace flat, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Time Do (11-6) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Ifonlyalfie 5-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led before 3 out, headed before next, every chance after last, no extra close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Dont Tell Sailor (11-3) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Foot The Bill 5-1 (10-1) With leaders, mistake 7th, soon lost place, 5th of 8, 30l behind William Money (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Cara Court (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) In rear, when blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Well Mett (12-0) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 10 ran.
Ratify 3-1 (11-9) Slight lead until 5th, led again next, headed 7th, went right lost 2nd and reminders 8th, losing place when went right again 11th, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Royal Chatelier (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Apr, 8 ran.
Ontheslate (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led 11th to next, close up, challenged on outside after 3 out, disputed lead and every chance next, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Time Do (11-6) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Sycho Fred (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) In rear, plugged on to modest 5th 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 21l behind Roi De Garde (10-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.