Mister Wall Street has been very lightly raced since completing a double in 2011 and hasn't regained his form. Bob's Dream won a similar grade handicap here in November but ran poorly at Catterick the following month. Dropzone has had just two runs over fences and shown only moderate form while Hotgrove Boy has had 22 career starts and is still a maiden. Forestside has run 20 times over fences without winning but can hardly go any lower in the ratings and is consistent enough to get into the frame. FORCE OF HABIT had been beaten out of sight in most races before an unexpected second place behind Dark And Dangerous at Catterick and, if continuing in that frame of mind, can go one better.
Mister Wall Street (FR) 8-1 (10-12) With leaders, pushed along and weakened before 4 out, 4th of 5, 27l behind Massena (11-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Bob's Dream (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Hampered 1st, in rear, ridden 4 out, chased leaders under pressure on outside next, weakened before last, 6th of 7, 42l behind Coax (11-1) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Dec.
Dropzone (USA) 10-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, jumped left 4th, ridden after next, not fluent 7th, outpaced from next, no impression, 4th of 10, 22l behind Lord Navits (10-5) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Hotgrove Boy 5-2 (11-4) Tracked leader, led 5th, blundered 7th, headed before 8th, chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, pulled up, in a race won by Too Cool To Fool (11-5) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Force Of Habit 14-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on to chase winner run-in, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Dark And Dangerous (11-12) at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Forestside (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, pecked 3rd, headway 6 out, went 3rd before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Too Cool To Fool (11-5) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.