CLOVERHILL LAD makes plenty of appeal in this. Stuart Coltherd's charge was beaten less than a length by Prosecco at Carlisle last week and this looks slightly easier. Inoogoo has been competing in better company of late and could prove the biggest danger to the selection. He finished ahead of Ballycool when third at Kelso a fortnight ago. Pamak D'Airy's earlier win came in testing ground at Sedgefield and Little Jimmy is preferred dropping back in distance having been placed off higher marks recently.
Inoogoo (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Led narrowly to 5th, remained prominent, led again 8th, driven and headed before last, no chance with winner when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Jet Master (11-7) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Cloverhill Lad (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, jumped left 1st and 2nd, led 2 out, driven flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Prosecco (11-9) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Ballycool (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Held up in last pair, lost touch 6th, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 29l behind Jet Master (11-7) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Pamak D'airy (FR) 12-1 (10-10) With leaders, led 5th, headed after 5 out, lost 2nd 4 out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Massena (11-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Bocamix (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, mistake and reminder 7th, closed 9th, ridden and beaten from last (normal 2 out), soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 25l behind Tokyo Javilex (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Little Jimmy 7-4 (10-12) Tracked leader, effort 2 out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Ratify (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Lillioftheballet (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, weakened from 7th, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Witness In Court (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m nov chs (4) sft in Jan.