ARROW BARROW finally looked as though he was about to take advantage of a tumbling mark when second at Newcastle at the start of the month. This won't take much winning and he gets a tentative vote ahead of Sedgefield third Pistol Basc. Drumlang has been in decent form over hurdles but hasn't shown a great deal over fences so far while course and distance fourth Watledge needs more, though has more scope than the majority of these. Knight Woodsman did win over 3m at Musselburgh in February but isn't very reliable and Lukey Luke has regressed again since finishing second here on Boxing Day.
Along Came Rosie 6-1 (11-2) In touch, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Sacco D'oro (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Drumlang (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, outpaced 3 out, ridden and rallied 2 out, kept on well flat, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Key To Milan (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Classic Cut 7-1 (10-12) Led to 5th, chased leaders, weakened from 11th, 8th of 13, well behind Blazing Bull (10-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Knight Woodsman 16-1 (9-12) Last trio, blundered 7th, struggling in 5th 14th, never involved, 5th of 9, 42l behind Galway Jack (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Watledge (FR) 66-1 (10-12) In rear, mistake and badly hampered 2nd, not fluent 7th, behind 5 out, mistake 4 out, no chance, 4th of 11, 44l behind Marie Des Anges (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, ridden after 4 out, soon outpaced, went 3rd from 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Sleep In First (11-8) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Cocoa Key (IRE) 14-1 (12-7) Led til blun & ur 15, in a race won by Woodview Prince (12-0) at Cheshire Forest 3m ptp gd, 10 ran.
Doberdan (USA) 12-1 (10-0) Made most to after 5th, reminders before next, lost place 8th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Blazing Bull (10-1) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar, 8 ran.
Ballycracken (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Prominent, out of view before 6th, 5th when in view 11th, no chance 4 out, 5th of 8, 36l behind El Dancer (11-0) at Leicester 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Mar.
Ginger's Lad 10-1 (10-1) Held up, headway 5th, mistake 8th, hit 11th, lost place next, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Shan Blue (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Lukey Luke 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, went remote 4th from 5 out, pluggled on and never dangerous, 4th of 6, 37l behind Dolatulo (10-12) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (4) gd.
Pistol Basc (FR) 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leader 2nd, led 9th, clear 3 out, ridden next, headed last, edged left and lost 2nd post, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Milan Royale (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Arrow Barrow (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway under pressure 4 out, left 8 lengths 2nd when hampered next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 12l behind Sleep In First (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.
Mia Matriarch 16-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear and keen, mistake 4th, headway to take 3rd before 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, last of 6, well behind Sleep In First (11-8) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Mystified (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, hampered 13th, never dangerous, 5th of 8, well behind Blazing Bull (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Monsoon Music (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway 5 out, outpaced next, weakening when hampered 3 out, 7th of 12, 38l behind Sleep In First (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.
Appeal Denied (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 9th, reminders before 11th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Blazing Bull (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Mar, 8 ran.