Felix De Giles steered NEWTON TONIC on to the wrong course at Lingfield last time and Noel Fehily takes over the reins here. Charlie Longsdon's quirky eight-year-old has the ability to win a race of this nature and, getting 3lb fro Bangor scorer Midnight Macarena, gets the nod. Join The Navy might be improving and easily won a minor contest at Fontwell last time when well backed, while Ballyman responded to a visor to beat Captain Tidds by four lengths over C&D last month though is taking of better opposition today. She's Humble may be best of the rest but will probably find at least a couple too good again.
Midnight Macarena 11-8fav (11-0) Tracked leading pair, slow at 2nd, went 2nd 7th, led 4 out, clear next, easily, won at Bangor 2m 4f Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) sft in Dec beating Evella (11-0) by 27l, 4 ran.
Newton Tonic 10-3 (10-10) In lead when jockey took wrong course after 5th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Take Over Sivola (11-1) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
Sherreb (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Towards rear, unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Godsmejudge (11-1) at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Dec, 11 ran.
Border Station (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Invicta Lake (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Just Cloudy 5-1 (11-4) Jumped left, badly bumped and fell 1st (knocked over), in a race won by The Donserelli (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov '11, 12 ran.
She's Humble (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Often jumped left, chased leader, led 3rd, went left 8th and 3 out, hung left and headed before 2 out, weakened and went left final 2, 4th of 5, 22l behind Quapriland (10-11) at Folkestone 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec.
Join The Navy 6-4fav (9-9) Slowly away, detached in rear, mistake 4th, hampered next, staying on in 3rd and plenty to do when not fluent 3 out, went 2nd approaching next, next, led before last, came clear flat, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec beating Owner Occupier (11-2) by 18l, 8 ran.
Betheholygobbs (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Chased leading pair until approaching 10th, chased leading trio until outpaced before 3 out, plugged on again flat, 5th of 8, 7l behind Handtheprizeover (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Ballyman (IRE) Evensfav (10-13) Made all, joined 9th, ridden 2 out, stayed on, won at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec beating Captain Tidds (11-12) by 4l, 3 ran.
Malin Head (IRE) 7-4fav (10-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 7th, headed 10th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 8, well behind Quayside Court (9-7) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.