BALLYWATT is still creeping up the weights but can end a frustrating sequence of placed efforts with Ed Cookson taking off 5lb. Anay Turge disappointed at Chepstow last time and may be in the handicapper's grip now, but Greywell Boy looks a danger on his second at Warwick as he still has a bit of scope. Kykate and Starsky Des Mottes are also worth a second look but Captain Paulie and Red Hot Poker are approaching the veteran stage and unlikely to have much improvement in them.
Ballywatt (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Held up towards rear, steady headway 8th, chased leaders from 11th, went 2nd travelling well approaching 3 out, ridden and no extra before last, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Tafika (10-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Anay Turge (FR) 7-1 (11-6) In rear, went 5th before 4 out, chased leaders before 3 out, chance when mistake 2 out, saddle soon slipped, soon eased, 5th of 7, 37l behind Sew On Target (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Captain Paulie (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, lost touch 4 out, rallied and headway 2 out, stayed on to go modest 3rd after last, 3rd of 7, 27l behind Scorched Son (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
Kykate 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon chased leading pair, lost 2nd when bumped 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 9, 13l behind Jackies Solitaire (9-13) at Catterick 2m beg chs (3) hvy in Dec.
Red Hot Poker 4-1 (11-8) In rear, blundered 7th, no chance after, 7th of 8, 46l behind Likearollingstone (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Greywell Boy 4-1fav (11-0) Prominent, led 5th, headed 7th, 3rd and beaten when left 2nd last, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Fulgora (10-1) at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) sft in Dec.
Starsky Des Mottes (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, steady headway to 4th 5 out, staying on when blundered badly 4 out, plugged on, not recover, 4th of 6, 8l behind Anay Turge (10-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.