Considering his background, INDIGO ROCK has been a little disappointing so far over fences but he still has some scope and this looks an excellent opportunity to open his account. Foundation Man won at Kempton in November and then ran well behind The Italian Yob at Sandown. He's visored for the first time here and looks to have every chance but a penalty may be the undoing of veteran recent course winner Work Boy while Be My Deputy was pulled up at Newcastle last month and is still high enough in the weights. Roc De Guye was in good form in the autumn but may need this and My Idea is also worth opposing off his current mark.
Foundation Man (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Chased winner, not fluent 5th, reminders before 12th, lost 2nd next, chased leading pair under pressure until 2 out, rallied to 3rd again last, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 14l behind The Italian Yob (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec.
Indigo Rock (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Tracked winner from 1st until after 9th, not fluent 2 out, went 2nd again last (normal 3 out) until over 2f out, no extra and eased over 1f out, last of 3, 23l behind Settledoutofcourt (10-9) at Kelso 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Be My Deputy (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, weakened before 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Wicklow Lad (10-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Work Boy 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 7th until pushed along before 4 out, regained 2nd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, challenged last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Whiskey Ridge (10-11) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Balinroab (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Behind, weakened before 6 out, tailed off 5 out, 8th of 11, well behind Bar De Ligne (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
My Idea 100-1 (10-10) Held up, not always fluent, well beaten after 12th, 5th of 7, 36l behind Ericht (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Feb.
Roc De Guye (FR) 10-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, closed on outside after 5th, went 2nd last, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Drumlang (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Dec.
New Shuil (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Towards rear, mistake 5th, blundered 7th, detached 8th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Alpha One (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb, 9 ran.