TIMPO is looking to end a long losing run but is finally back on a winning mark. He looks to have a good opportunity in this and gets the vote with a recent outing at Warwick likely to have blown any cobwebs away. Oscar The Myth hasn't raced since landing a hunter chase in May last year, while Moon Melody was still beaten a distance when third at Market Rasen last time. Overton Lad has been in better form in similar company of late, though the veteran hasn't won since 2010.
Timpo (FR) 6-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pecked 11th, mistake 14th, outpaced next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 32l behind Guess Again (11-6) at Warwick 3m 2f (4) gs in Nov.
Oscar The Myth (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Made all, clear 2nd until after 4th, ridden and stayed on flat, won at Huntingdon 3m nov hts chs (6) gd in May '12 beating Native Bob (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Moon Melody (GER) 10-1 (9-10) Led until 9th, led again 12th, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 22l behind Acrai Rua (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 15-2 (10-1) Mid-division, blundered 1st, brought down next, in a race won by Quayside Court (9-10) at Towcester 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Acosta 25-1 (9-11) Prominent, led before 8th, headed next, led again before 3 out, soon headed, beaten before 2 out, weakened, 5th of 9, 21l behind Elegant Olive (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 33-1 (10-2) Always prominent, led 3rd, jumped right 12th, not fluent 14th, headed next, 3rd and no extra before last, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Quayside Court (9-11) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Celtic Fella (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) In rear, pushed along after 6th, well behind after 11th, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Sergeant Dick (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Nov, 8 ran.
Overton Lad 14-1 (10-0) Mid-divison, closed 2nd, led after 6th, headed next, ridden 10th, mistake last (normal 3 out), stayed on same pace on extended run-in, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Quayside Court (9-10) at Towcester 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Nov.