Despite making their seasonal reappearances, Stormin Exit and Beneficial Reform are both of interest. The former, in particular, has a good strike rate over fences. Door Boy will strip fitter for last month's run at Doncaster and Allanard is better than he showed at Haydock last time and preferred to the out-of-form Pentiffic and William Money, who has yet to win a race under Rules. ISLA PEARL FISHER is on a career-high mark after returning to winning ways over C&D last month and still takes the odd liberty with his fences but his form figures speak for themselves and he's unlikely to be far away again today.
Door Boy (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Always behind, 13th of 16, well behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec.
Stormin Exit (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) With leader and keen, ridden and outpaced from 2 out, weakened run-in, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Rowdy Rocher (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gd in Nov '11.
Isla Pearl Fisher 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear, blundered 5th, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec beating Blenheim Brook (11-12) by nk, 14 ran.
Beneficial Reform (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Tracked leader to 13th, mistake 14th, reminders before 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Problema Tic (11-11) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Allanard (IRE) 10-3 (10-13) Held up mid-division, mistake 8th, reminders after 9th, weakened from 13th, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Ballybough Gorta (11-2) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct, 7 ran.
O Crotaigh (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Led to 4 out, ridden and weakened flat, 5th of 14, 7l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Pentiffic (NZ) 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along before 9th, reminders before 11th, never dangerous, 12th of 16, well behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec.
William Money (IRE) 2-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, effort to challenge 4 out, led next, headed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Father Shine (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.