Tafika has to go on the short-list having bounced back to form over a shorter trip at Leicester in December. Plum Pudding wouldn't be without a chance while Good Order was second to Ballygarvey at Lingfield last month, albeit beaten 11 lengths. Kilcascan has impressive form figures but was beaten in a three-runner race at Towcester last time and Antonius Caesar struggles to get his head in front. Mohi Rahrere goes well here and could go close at big odds but let's take a chance on SANDYNOW. He finished one place behind Good Order last time but was let down by his jumping that day and this is more his trip. Henry Daly's string is also back in form.
Victoria Rose (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Not fluent, mistake 1st, struggling when blundered 18th, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Time For Spring (11-9) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Tafika 12-1 (10-11) Chased leader, led approaching 4 out, ridden and in command before last, stayed on well, (no time taken), won at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec beating Ballywatt (11-6) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Mark The Book (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 6th until 13th, blundered and struggling 15th, soon weakened, tailed off 17th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pete The Feat (11-7) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Morgan Be 14-1 (11-5) In rear, pushed along 6 out, weakened 2 out, last of 5, well behind Cool Operator (11-5) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) In touch, pushed along 9th, soon lost place, behind from 10th, pulled up 5 out, in a race won by Well Refreshed (10-5) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along when not fluent 8th, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Shaking Hands (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Good Order 10-1 (11-3) Chased leading trio, went went 3rd after after 4 out, went 2nd approaching 3 out, ridden and no chance with winner before next, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Ballygarvey (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Night Safe (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Pressed leader, led 4th to 5th, hit 7th and 9th, led 10th to 13th, ridden approaching 2 out, beaten when hit last, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Milton Des Bieffes (10-1) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Nov '09.
Plum Pudding (FR) 20-1 (10-0) Led until after 7th, not fluent 12th, weakened approaching 3 out where mistake, 6th of 7, well behind Buddy Bolero (11-3) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.
Chadford 50-1 (10-8) In rear, never on terms, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Godsmejudge (11-1) at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Dec, 11 ran.
One More Cookie (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, blundered 4th, headway to chase leading pair at 10th, ridden outpaced and no chance from 4 out, 3rd of 5, 20l behind Sunny Ledgend (10-7) at Lingfield 3m beg chase (4) hvy in Jan.
Material Boy 7-2 (11-9) With leader, jumped left 3rd, reminder 8th, led when jumped left 3 out, soon headed, no extra last, 4th of 10, 23l behind Reginaldinho (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Behind, struggling 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Plein Pouvoir (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Sandynow (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Raced wide, held up in rear, rapid headway to 3rd at 4th, went 2nd and not fluent 4 out, well held when stumbled badly and dropped to 3rd 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd after, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Ballygarvey (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Antonius Caesar (FR) 7-2 (11-2) Made most to 15th, with winner, kept on and every chance until ridden and no extra after last, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Noble Witness (11-6) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Notabotheronme (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders early, soon towards rear, tailed off 4 out, went remote 4th 3 out, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 42l behind Loughalder (10-1) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Kilcascan 11-10fav (11-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden after 4 out, went 2nd next, not fluent 2 out, stayed on, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 3, 2 1/4l behind Monty's Revenge (11-5) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Thorncliffer 11-4 (10-1) Tracked leaders, reminder 9th, ridden after 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next, in a race won by Gorgehous Lliege (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.