WOOD YER has won both starts over the larger obstacles and, though just scraping home at Huntingdon on Boxing Day, is still heading in the right direction and fancied to complete his hat-trick here. Unforgettable is getting closer and only found the in-form Niceonefrankie too good at Leicester 10 days ago while Way Back When still has a bit of scope, though she was a little disappointing at Newbury last time. Double The Trouble is a C&D winner but hasn't shown much this term and is likely to do better when the ground dries out a little.
Double The Trouble 20-1 (10-7) In touch, pressed leader 4th, mistake next, lost place 7th, mistake next, reminders 9th, behind when hit 11th, 11th of 14, 50l behind Cruchain (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jan.
Unforgettable (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 7th, not fluent and headed 3 out, no impression last, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Niceonefrankie (10-12) at Leicester 2m nov chs (4) gd.
Wood Yer (IRE) 11-4 (10-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 3 out, rallied from 2 out, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs 0-115 (4) gs in Dec beating Space Mission (10-3) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Danish Rebel (IRE) 80-1 (10-5) Pulled way up to join leaders 2nd, went 2nd next, blundered and lost 2nd 10th, soon lost place, behind and pulled up after 12th, in a race won by That'lldoboy (10-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov, 13 ran.
Cool Operator 15-2 (11-0) Chased leaders in 4th, raced wide back straight, outpaced 4 out, weakened before next, 6th of 10, 30l behind Altan Khan (11-7) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Jan.
Great Hero 4-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear and raced wide, in 5th when blundered badly 3 out, effort and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 8, 50l behind Radmores Revenge (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Way Back When 8-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, led 12th, headed 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 13, 22l behind Gotoyourplay (11-2) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Lights Of Broadway (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 2nd, led 4th, jumped right 5th, not fluent 7th, headed next, blundered 10th, mistake 11th, weakened approaching 4 out, 3rd of 6, 25l behind Victoria Rose (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) hvy in Jan.
Baltic Pathfinder (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) In touch until mistake 12th, soon behind, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Apache Blue (11-11) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Lupita (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Held up, headway 4th, pecked 9th, last next, lost touch approaching 5 out, went modest 3rd latter stages, 3rd of 6, 38l behind Cristal Bonus (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f beg chase (4) hvy in Jan.