THE HOLLINWELL has competed in a couple of similar races over course and distance and won on both occasions. It could be worth sticking with Ferdy Murphy's charge with a conditional's 5lb claim reducing a double penalty. Pure Style has won a couple of bumpers including on the Polytrack at Kempton in December and he has leading claims while Anna's Arch has been in good form over hurdles and is another to consider. Recent Doncaster hurdles winner Eleven Fifty Nine is preferred to Rocky Rebel and it's worth keeping a close eye on Mashaari, a winner on the Flat at York in October.
The Hollinwell 7-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, lost place and towards rear 4th, tracked leaders before next, lost place before 10th, weakened 5 out, 4th of 6, 39l behind Wild Geese (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Pure Style (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 2 out, no extra, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Waltz Darling (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Anna's Arch (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, pushed along 4th, headway before 2 out, left 3rd 2 out, kept on to lead post, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Lucky Landing (11-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Apache Dawn 14-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up, not fluent 2nd, slow 4th, headway to 4th after 4 out, weakened after next, eased, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Samenerve (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Brassbound (USA) 18-1 (11-0) Tracked winner until approaching 4th, shaken up and lost ground on leaders after 3 out, went 3rd flat, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Dont Do Mondays (11-0) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Castlemorris King 66-1 (10-9) Behind most of way, never involved, 10th of 18, well behind Lordofthehouse (11-6) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Copt Hill 5-1 (10-0) Led to 2nd, tracked leader until after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 28l behind Endeavor (9-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.
Rocky Rebel 9-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, every chance last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Bob's World (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
Rogue Dancer (FR) 50-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 7th, soon struggling, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Sergeant Dick (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Double Cee 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place when jumped slowly 4th, well beaten when jumped left and not fluent 3 out, 7th of 11, 45l behind Bordoni (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Eleven Fifty Nine 1-4fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway before 4 out, chased leader last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan beating Definite Ruby (11-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mashaari (IRE) 13-8fav (11-0) With leader, lost place after 5th, soon ridden, no impression before 2 out, 4th of 11, 22l behind Hidden Justice (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.