Bumper winner Letsby Avenue has hinted at ability in both runs over timber but this looks a good opportunity for SILVER EAGLE to open his account. Third on his hurdling debut at Warwick, he was then runner-up in a Newbury race that's worked out well and Kim Bailey's grey should go one better here. Radio Nowhere weakened quickly at Chepstow last time and was pulled up. He has a bit to prove now while Kilcaskin Star returns from a break and wasn't improving before that. Serious Mixture should step up on his fourth at Fontwell, however, and is preferred to another ex-pointer, Monbeg, who will do better when tackling fences.
Aliking 11-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 11th of 16, well behind Dance Of Time (11-5) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Captain P K (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, soon behind, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Matthew Riley (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Dorlesh Way (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) With leader, slightly hampered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Jimmie Brown (10-6) at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd, 10 ran.
Exit To Freedom 40-1 (10-7) Hung right at times, took keen hold, led 2nd, headed soon after 4 out, led again 2 out, hung right and headed soon after last, 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Prince Pippin (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gs.
Kilcaskin Star (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 7th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 25l behind Hit The Switch (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Letsby Avenue 2-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd and 4th, under pressure 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 14l behind Ballytober (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) hvy in Dec.
Monbeg (IRE) 11-10 (12-0) Rcd 2nd, cl up 3out, ev ch 2out, not go with wnr last, ko, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Clondaw Hero (11-4) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Feb.
My Mate Paddy 100-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along 6th, well beaten after 3 out, last of 9, 32l behind Leo Luna (10-13) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Northern Executive (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Simarthur (10-11) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs.
Radio Nowhere (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 4th, reminder after next, soon lost place, behind 7th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Fourovakind (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar, 13 ran.
Serious Mixture 4-1 (10-7) Led, hit 2nd, ridden and headed just before 2 out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd at the last, weakened badly flat, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 20l behind Seebright (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Silver Eagle (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, chasing leaders when switched left soon after 2 out, stayed on to 2nd just before last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 18, 5l behind Berkeley Barron (10-12) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Yukon Delta (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Led, driven and headed approaching 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 12, 22l behind Victor Hewgo (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Witch One 100-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Special Catch (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.