Gorgehous Lliege has another try over 3m after a couple of decent runs over shorter here recently. He's still at the right end of the handicap while Monty's Revenge won a three-runner race over course and distance on Boxing Day but was subsequently behind Bally Sands over hurdles at Uttoxeter and was also well beaten by BISHOPHILL JACK over 2m6f here earlier. Kim Bailey's charge didn't stay 3m5f in the Lincolnshire National last month and was pulled up but had looked progressive prior to that run and is given another chance. Catterick winner Noble Witness, Musical Wedge and Sentimentaljourney are others to consider while Jolly Boys Outing has a good record here but Red Mile has been a big disappointment and is now visored.
Bally Sands (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Prominent, bumped 1st, led before 2 out, not fluent last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Gwladys Street (11-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bishophill Jack (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) In touch in rear, reminders 5th, hit 7th, weakened 15th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Soudain (10-11) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Noble Witness (IRE) 10-3fav (11-6) Pressed leader from 3rd, led 15th, ridden clear after last, stayed on, eased towards finish, won at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec beating Captain Nash (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Musical Wedge 9-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, mistake 9th, went 2nd next, led 13th, joined and strongly pressed from 4 out, driven after 2 out, headed approaching last, no impression on winner when dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Flying Award (11-5) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Held up behind in touch, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, kept on same pace in 4th from next, no impression, 4th of 8, 16l behind Shaking Hands (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Amirico (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) In rear and soon outpaced, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Sam Winner (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Sentimentaljourney (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Led until 2nd, led again after next headed 6th, led again approaching 8th, mistake 10th, headed 13th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 8, 39l behind The Big Freeze (11-12) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Ballyegan (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Held up, reminder after 7th, well behind 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Bennys Mist (11-11) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 6 ran.
Monty's Revenge (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Prominent, bumped 1st, not fluent next, weakened approaching last, 4th of 8, 29l behind Bally Sands (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Red Mile (FR) 5-1 (9-12) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure 4 out, ridden and kept on same pace from next, no impression, 8th of 12, 20l behind Ballyoliver (11-5) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Gorgehous Lliege (FR) Evensfav (11-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd or 6th, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Todareistodo (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Gemini Ahhs (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led to 5th, led again before 4 out, soon headed, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Uimhir A Seacht (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Gritti Palace (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, weakened before 4 out, 13th of 18, well behind Manadam (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.