Overnight Fame has been creeping up the weights again despite not winning. But Aodhagan Conlon's claim should help him here and he won't be far away again. ITOLDYOU has been running well over longer trip here recently but today's going will turn this into a stamina test and, as he's proven on heavy ground, Linda Jewell's charge looks the one to be on as Upton Mead blotted his copybook when refusing at the first at Fakenham on New Year's Day, though Richard Johnson takes over from an amateur here. The other three have plenty to prove on recent form.
Overnight Fame (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Led, ridden before and headed 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Glen Countess (10-13) at Bangor 2m 4f (4) gs in Dec.
Itoldyou (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Held up in rear, headway 5 out, chasing leaders when blundered 4 out, soon no impression, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Reblis (11-6) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Upton Mead (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Chasing leaders when refused 1st, in a race won by Full Ov Beans (10-8) at Fakenham 2m 5f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) sft, 5 ran.
Browns Brook (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Not always fluent towards rear, effort 9th, struggling before 11th, 10th of 13, 47l behind River Purple (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Abbey Dore (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) With leader, led 5th until 11th, ridden before 14th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Royal Chatelier (11-9) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.
Badb Catha (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) In rear, reminders 2nd and 7th, ridden 11th, headway next, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 40l behind Crescent Beach (11-3) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Dec.