This is a poor contest and won't take much winning. Slaney Star was second at Fakenham nine days ago when dropped into this grade for the first time. Inside Knowledge was fourth at Doncaster earlier this month and has won off a higher mark while Peqeno Diablo won at Fontwell on Boxing Day, though his best form is over further. Captain Sharpe has claims on his old form but these races often produce a shock result so we'll forgive GHAABESH a modest effort at Catterick last time as he was only beaten a length at Market Rasen on his previous start.
Slaney Star (IRE) 2-1fav (11-11) Close up, ridden to chase leading pair 3 out, driven to chase winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Powertakeoff (10-4) at Fakenham 2m (5) sft.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Prominent, ridden after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 4th of 8, well behind Stow (10-11) at Leicester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Fidelor (FR) 10-1 (11-11) Led, headed after 1st, remained close up, ridden and weakened after 3 out before pulling up, in a race won by Alaccordion (10-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy, 9 ran.
Captain Sharpe 14-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden 5th, weakened approaching last, 4th of 9, 19l behind Lost In Newyork (9-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
Killegney 50-1 (9-9) With leader when fell 1st, in a race won by Lord Navits (10-5) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 10 ran.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 9-1 (11-2) With leader, ridden before 3 out, stayed on run-in, 4th of 10, 8l behind Lean Burn (10-2) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Echoes Of Joy 33-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, blundered 4th, ridden and struggling 6th, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Wintered Well (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.
Ghaabesh (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge after3 out, soon lost place, 5th of 11, 17l behind Newdane Dancer (10-2) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Drummond 25-1 (10-9) Hit 2nd, mistake 6th, always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 13, 34l behind Sarenice (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Converti 20-1 (11-2) Behind, some headway 3 out, never dangerous, 5th of 12, 36l behind Benmadigan (11-0) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul '12.
Peqeno Diablo (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Led, headed 5th, led again 7th, headed 8th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Bold Tara (9-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Drombeg West 8-1 (10-4) Led, not fluent 4th, headed 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 13, 31l behind Wintered Well (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.