Shubaat, a dual winner on the Flat, ran poorly on his hurdling bow at Huntingdon but is expected to do much better and shouldn't be dismissed. KATACHENKO is a winner between the flags so he will have found the minimum trip too short on his latest start on this track. He should make further progress and gets the vote. Solidago has had enough chances and has been beaten on his last two visits here but Marlborough House ran better at Catterick last time though this is a tougher race. Isaacstown Lad is likely to do better over fences but Gurkha Brave has shown promise in bumpers and should make a hurdler.
Benefit In Kind (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Pr early, wknd aftr 1/2 way, bhnd & pu 3out, in a race won by Capote (12-2) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft in Dec, 14 ran.
Bop Along (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 10, 48l behind Midnight Oscar (10-12) at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec '12.
Gurkha Brave (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Led until ran out and unseated rider paddock bend, in a race won by El Namoose (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gs in Jan, 8 ran.
Isaacstown Lad (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway before 14th, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Alpha Victor (11-3) at Sedgefield 3m 3f nov chs (4) hvy in Jan.
Katachenko (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, soon led, headed run-in, no extra, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Rockabilly Riot (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Shubaat 7-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, mistake 5th, pushed along 8th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Carole's Destrier (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.
Solidago (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders from 7th, led 5 out, headed 2 out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Hartforth (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Marlborough House 9-1 (10-12) In touch, pushed along before 2 out, soon ridden and outpaced, headway before last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Aalim (11-5) at Catterick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.