This looks a very weak affair and Sacco D'Oro has had plenty of chances while Whitcombe Spirit is completely void of pace. Lean Burn was engaged to run yesterday at Bangor but Petroupetrov would have a chance if a shocking effort at Hereford last time were ignored. Tim Vaughan also run LANDENSTOWN STAR, however, and he looks the stable pick if able to translate his recent form over fence to hurdles. I Know The Code was third at Towcester on his latest start and looks the pick of the remainder ahead of Dalrymple.
I Know The Code (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Held up behind, plugged on after last, no impression, 3rd of 12, 17l behind Dancing Daffodil (10-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
The Boogeyman (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Chased leader pushed along after 4 out, lost 2nd 3 out, weakened soon after, 9th of 18, 45l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 10-11fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, hit 7th, not fluent 11th, went 2nd 12th, led before next, not fluent and headed 4 out, beaten before 2 out, finished tired, 2nd of 4, 43l behind Salut Honore (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Nuisance 66-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 8th of 11, 26l behind Moscow Presents (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Lean Burn (USA) 12-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, not able to get on terms with leaders, 6th of 9, 4l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Petroupetrov (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Seymour Eric (10-11) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Leyland (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 42l behind Only Orsenfoolsies (10-0) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Dalrymple (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along and headway over 3f out, went 4th over 1f out until no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Natural Spring (10-7) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Carbis Bay 66-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway after 6th, pushed along in 6th after 3 out, plugged on, 6th of 15, 45l behind Farbreaga (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Jigsaw Financial (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, lost place 8th, weakened 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Absolute Shambles (10-4) at Bangor 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul '11, 13 ran.
Treason Trial 11-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, struggling 7th, tailed off 3 out, 5th of 8, well behind Miss Tarantella (10-11) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in May '11.
Lindengrove 16-1 (11-1) Prominent, led 5th, headed when jumped left next, not fluent 7th or 8th, mistake 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 11, 22l behind Constant Cupid (11-1) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan '11.
Sacco D'oro 13-2 (9-11) Behind most of way, never on terms, 6th of 11, 23l behind Majestic Bull (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Whitcombe Spirit 10-1 (9-13) Led, headed before 4th, pushed along before 8th, soon lost place, rallied from 2 out, kept on and never dangerous, 4th of 9, 10l behind Romney Marsh (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Gleannacreim (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway after 5 out, ridden before 4 out, one pace, weakened before last, 6th of 10, 21l behind Lady Bridget (10-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.