Heavy ground could be blamed for Scales' poor showing at Ffos Las last time and he has every chance of bouncing back in this. Moss On The Hill won a novices' event at Fakenham in January and looks to be improving but Halifax appears to be heading in the opposite direction. Unowhatimeanharry was well out of his depth in the National Spirit at Fontwell last time but had been placed in his three previous starts over timber. SKY WATCH tries his best but keeps finding at least one too good. His luck may change here, however, as he seems suited by sharp tracks and his rider's 10lb claim will be a big help.
Sky Watch (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, in rear from 5th but in touch, headway 4 out, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Moss On The Mill 9-4 (10-12) Held up in touch, not fluent 4th, smooth headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd after 3 out, led after 2 out, shaken up and clear before last, stayed on well, won at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Canuspotit (10-7) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Minella Special (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in rear, pushed along and struggling in modest 6th after 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 26l behind Full Shift (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Unowhatimeanharry 100-1 (11-3) In rear, struggling in 5th before 6th, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Kayf Moss (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Decimus (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) last of 8, 47l behind Storm Alert (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Scales (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind Kayf Moss (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Halifax (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) In touch, headway and effort 3 out, ridden and hung left before next, kept on same pace, no impression flat, 6th of 11, 9l behind Groomed (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Prominent, lost place 6th, outpaced next, rallied approaching last, kept on, 5th of 10, 8l behind Fujin Dancer (10-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Kilflora 33-1 (11-2) Led, headed after 4 out, ridden next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Groomed (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Yazdi (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, went 4th after 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 21l behind Epee Celeste (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.