Clondaw Flicka has been progressing nicely but showed that stamina is his strongpoint with victories at around 3m at Doncaster and Wetherby. He's up 9lb for his latest success and a small field and shorter trip may not play to his strengths. SERGEANT PINK has won six times over fences including off a higher mark at Uttoxeter in September. He couldn't cope with quality opposition in the Grand Sefton at Aintree on his last start over fences but had a run on the Flat last month and can get back on the winning trail. Storming Gale is well enough handicapped to get involved despite a big weight as he's only 1lb higher than his last success while Categorical is no forlorn hope though his best form has been over further.
Storming Gale (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Fell 1st, in a race won by Bar De Ligne (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jan, 11 ran.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 2nd, lost place 5th, behind when hit 9th, well beaten after, 9th of 16, well behind Rebel Rebellion (11-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) sft in Dec.
Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Soon led, ridden 3out, headed last, rallied gamely to lead line, won at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec beating Shouldavboughtgold (11-0) by hd, 11 ran.
Categorical 25-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, weakened before 6 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 22l behind Tranquil Sea (10-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb.