Etxalar scored at Carlisle last month and seems better at that track than anywhere else judged on his win record. Another veteran in ROLECARR makes more appeal given he's 4lb lower than when scoring in heavy ground at Kelso last season and is dropping down in class for this. War On ran well here a fortnight ago behind Swatow Typhoon and can figure again but Knockgraffon King and Mister Philson arrive badly out of sorts, though both are capable at this level if rediscovering their best.
Rolecarr (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) In touch, mistake 10th, ridden and outpaced 2 out, kept on flat, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Kruzhlinin (11-12) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) gs in Dec.
Knockgraffon King (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 7th to chase leaders, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 10, 42l behind Sun Cloud (11-10) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
War On (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, left 3rd when hampered 12th, went 2nd 5 out, soon ridden, kept on but no chance with winner from next, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Swatow Typhoon (11-0) at Newcastle 3m beg chs (4) sft in Dec.
Etxalar (FR) 10-3fav (11-10) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, rallied to lead again next, ridden out, won at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec beating Indian Voyage (10-8) by 5l, 7 ran.
Mister Philson (IRE) 9-2fav (11-7) Led, pushed along halfway, reminders before 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 37l behind Sun Cloud (11-10) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Led, headed 9th, prominent, pushed along 12th, lost ground and soon in rear next, headway under pressure 2 out, went 3rd at last, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Goodtoknow (11-0) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Bertie Milan (IRE) 13-8fav (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, reminders after 5 out, soon pushed along and outpaced, kept on to go 3rd from last, one pace, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Kealigolane (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Dec.