It's difficult to get away from WHISKEY CHASER after his demolition job in his recent starts here and at Leicester. Donald McCain's charge came home virtually alone on the track last time after galloping his rivals into the ground and a 5lb rise shouldn't prevent a hat-trick. Wood Yer has had a dozen starts over fences and won seven including his last two. There was much to like about his battling reappearance victory at Chepstow and he doesn't have to concede too much weight. Captain Flash has had very little experience but was well supported when landing a handicap at this level at Chepstow last month so he's a definite threat while Beauboreen had been threatening to win before an impressive victory over the course and distance last month. It's over a year since Ballybough Andy made a successful debut over fences at Huntingdon and he hasn't run since.
Wood Yer (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Led before 2nd, headed after fence, led again 3rd, headed 12th, pressing leader when left well clear 5 out, reduced lead from 2 out, mistake last, headed narrowly flat, rallied to lead again towards finish, won at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) hvy in Mar beating Take The Mick (11-11) by hd, 9 ran.
Howard's Legacy (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, reminders next, behind halfway, ridden and headway 14th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, dist behind Firth Of The Clyde (11-12) at Carlisle 3m hcp (2) gs in Mar.
Sunny Ledgend 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leader to before 4 out, soon outpaced, modest 4th from 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, dist behind Bodega (11-7) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Beauboreen (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, left in 2nd place 2nd, led next, clear 3 out, kept on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Bangor 3m hcp (4) sft in Mar beating Thedrinkymeister (11-11) by 6l, 5 ran.
Whiskey Chaser (IRE) 7-4fav (12-5) Always prominent, led 10th, well clear approaching 2 out, stayed on well, won at Bangor 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar beating Wish In A Well (10-3) by dist, 6 ran.
Ballybough Andy (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led on long run to 2 out, went left 2 out, idled and wandered under pressure run-in, always holding on, won at Huntingdon 3m hcp (4) gs in Dec beating Bally Braes (11-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Come On Laurie (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 5th, led 15th, blundered, headed and lost place next, no impression 4 out, 6th of 10, 25 3/4l behind Tinker Time (11-5) at Ludlow 3m 2f hcp (3) sft in Dec.
Cyrien Star 33-1 (11-3) Reminders before start, behind, headway chasing leaders after 5th, lost place before 16th, behind and pulled up before 3 out, at Warwick 3m 5f hcp (3) sft in Mar.
Captain Flash (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Led 1st, made rest, 4 lengths clear last, idled and ridden run-in, held on, won at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gd in Mar beating Mountain Of Mourne (11-10) by 1/2l, 6 ran.