It was heavy ground when BEAUBOREEN scored over 3m2f at Huntingdon last month. The runner-up has run well again since and Jennie Candish's charge is taken to defy an 8lb rise. Tweedledrum is back in more suitable company having been well beaten in Graded races of late and Hexham novice hurdle winner Kilbree Chief could figure on his handicap bow. Rattlin failed to cope with a 10lb rise for an earlier win over track and trip when runner-up back here in December, while American Life has been raised a further 5lb for finishing second at Taunton last time and was due to run at Catterick yesterday.
Master Of The Hall (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) In rear, blundered 3rd, pulled up 7th, in a race won by Cloudy Too (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Beauboreen (IRE) 11-4fav (11-6) Held up, not fluent 7th, headway from next, went 2nd approaching 3 out, led when mistake 2 out, ridden clear flat, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan beating Dawn Twister (11-3) by 7l, 6 ran.
Tweedledrum 50-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, weakened 9th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 6, 44l behind Highland Retreat (11-5) at Ascot 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Kilbree Chief (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Led, joined 8th, headed 4 out, outpaced next, weakened 2 out, 5th of 7, 22l behind Ballyalton (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gd in Nov.
Who Owns Me (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, ridden after 6th, behind before 8th, 7th of 12, 31l behind Uncle Jimmy (10-1) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.
Rattlin 4-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 7th, headed 2 out, one pace after, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Saphir River (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.
American Life (FR) 11-2 (10-0) Held up in touch, driven after 3 out, chased winner next, stayed on same pace, no impression final 150 yards, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Lienosus (11-12) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.
Milano Magic (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake and unseated rider 8th, in a race won by Sharney Sike (10-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Dec, 9 ran.