Good ground suits MIDNIGHT OCEAN who is preferred here to Dolans Bay and Eastwell Smiles in a very winnable race. Despite top-weight, the selection still looks feasibly treated on his form from 2008. He has not excelled himself in three recent runs but he wasn't running a bad race when falling at the last at Stratford earlier in the month. This good ground suits and now fully fit he should run well. Super Ross looks fairly treated on his old form and has been given a chance by the grader, Tegan Lee is an unexposed novice who can make hay off her current mark of 89, whilst Eastwell Smiles has been dropped 4lb after a recent third at Fontwell and is considered accordingly. Earcomesthedream is well-handicapped, Colwyn Bay bounced back to form at Huntingdon last time, a run that coincided with a return to good ground, whilst Reelwill is 20lb lower than when starting life in handicaps 6 months ago. Sir Punjabi and Dolans Bay both come here on the back of fair efforts when well-fancied, however a chance is taken on Midnight Ocean.
Midnight Ocean 8-1 (11-12) In touch, ridden before 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on from 2 out, 8 lenghts 4th when fell last, in a race won by Paradise Expected (11-2) at Stratford 2m 6f Conditional Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-90) (4yo+) (5) gd, 13 ran.
Letitia's Loss (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden after 3 out, soon outpaced, 6th of 15, 20l behind Guydus (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
Super Ross (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 6th, headed approaching 3 out, ridden next, soon weakened, last of 9, 22l behind Watch Out (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
Tegan Lee 100-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, weakened approaching 3 out, 13th of 14, well behind Larks Lad (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Eastwell Smiles 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, weakened 3 out, edged right flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 25l behind Paktol Des Brosses (10-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Supreme Piper (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 8th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by My Skipper (11-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) In touch, ridden and lost place after 6th, no impression after, 5th of 13, 18l behind Canni Thinkaar (11-9) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Feb.
Cute N You Know It 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Quay Meadow (10-2) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs.
Colwyn Bay (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) In touch, narrow lead 2 out, headed final 50 yards, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Palos Conti (11-4) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Reelwill (FR) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 9th of 14, well behind French Ties (10-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Jan.
Dancing Daffodil 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders on inner, weakened 2 out, 6th of 13, 24l behind Keepholdin (10-3) at Hereford 3m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Sir Punjabi 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 5th until before next, led and jumped left 7th, soon headed, hit 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, drifted right flat, 3rd of 9, 36l behind Herald Angel (11-3) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
Dolans Bay (IRE) 11-4fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, driven 3 out, soon ridden and one pace, 4th of 17, 7l behind Merry Music (11-4) at Towcester 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Ballyboe Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Struggling halfway, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Smart Man (10-0) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Dec '07, 14 ran.
Silver Phoenix 25-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear and keen, headway approaching 10th, ridden and weakened approaching last, 5th of 13, 19l behind Keepholdin (10-3) at Hereford 3m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
One Step Closer (IRE) 50-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 11th, in a race won by Abbey Dore (9-8) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs, 11 ran.