Gas Line Boy is weighted to go close on his best form but arrives out of sorts after finishing tailed off again in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham. SON OF FLICKA is preferred as he was fancied to figure at Market Rasen last time but didn't get very far before unseating after being hampered. Tony Coyle's charge should figure with normal luck in-running and gets another chance. Karinga Dandy went close at Uttoxeter recently having slipped down the handicap and is not without a chance, but the remainder are harder to fancy.
Gas Line Boy (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up, headway 8th, mistake 9th, in touch before 4 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 23, 37l behind Spring Heeled (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 1f (2) gd in Mar.
First Lad 100-1 (11-0) In rear when blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Dreamy George (11-0) at Fakenham 3m nov chs (3) gd in Mar, 5 ran.
Flichity (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, led until 3rd, led before 5th until 10th, last next, weakened 12th, 4th of 6, well behind Ardkilly Witness (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov chs (3) gd.
Karinga Dandy (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway after 9th, stayed on well flat, went 2nd towards finish, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Billy Dutton (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Son Of Flicka 7-2 (10-12) Held up, hit 6th, mistake, hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Ardkilly Witness (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov chs (3) gd, 6 ran.
Zafaraban (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, driven along before 9th, no chance when blundered and weakened 11th, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Strange Bird (10-0) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.