Golan Way has won eight races over jumps from 22 starts and reached a mark of 150 over fences. But his last victory came in a Listed chase on Boxing Day 2011 and he has a long absence to overcome. HABBIE SIMPSON didn't quite reach the same heights under Rules though he did manage to finish reasonably close to Bobs Worth on two occasions over hurdles at Cheltenham in 2011. His first venture into hunter company resulted in a facile victory at Wetherby last May and hopefully he'll be fit enough for this. Beggar's Velvet landed a novices' handicap chase at Uttoxeter but his best form has been on good ground so he wouldn't want the going to ease.
Back On The Road (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, bad mistake 10th, behind when hampered 16th, soon pulled up, in a race won by That's Rhythm (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m 3f hts chs (3) sft, 12 ran.
Beggar's Velvet (IRE) 10-1 (12-5) Held up; hdwy 13; 6th when ur nxt, in a race won by Moscow Menace (12-5) at Ratcheugh Racing Club 3m ptp gd in Dec, 11 ran.
Habbie Simpson 11-4 (11-7) Held up behind, pushed along before 9th, went 4th before 4 out, went 3rd before 3 out, led before last, soon clear, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hts chs (6) gs in May beating Killary Bay (12-1) by 11l, 12 ran.
Molten Brown 10-1 (11-0) Lost tch 12; to & pu 15, in a race won by Ockey De Neulliac (11-0) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan, 10 ran.
Pena Dorada (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up; prog 3 out; no ch w wnr, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-0) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Silent Snow (IRE) 20-1 (12-5) Led to 5; lost plce 9; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by See You There (12-5) at West Percy 3m ptp in Feb '13, 7 ran.
Big Whitfield 10-1 (12-5) Led to 9 & aft 11 til hdd app last; no ex, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Bella Grappa (12-5) at Ratcheugh Racing Club 2m 4f ptp gd in Dec.
Glen Lord 5-1 (12-5) (tt) held up; prog 12; wknd qckly & pu aft 15, in a race won by Noir Et Vert (12-5) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan, 10 ran.
Golan Way 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed after 4 out, rallied 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Lively Baron (10-5) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Dec '12.
Oaklands Bobby 9-4 (11-0) Led to 7; missed marker aft nxt; led 14 til hdd 2 out; rallied to ld flat; fin 1st; disq, in a race won by Alfoisin (11-0) at South Durham 3m ptp gd in Jun, 6 ran.
Quix 4-1 (12-5) Made all; held on wl, won at Border 2m 4f ptp sft in May beating Sposalizio (12-5) by 2l, 10 ran.