Globalisation hasn't done as well as expected after scoring at Ffos Las in November and the concession of 8lb to the in-form and progressive GLOBAL DREAM looks beyond him. Caroline Bailey's charge has won two out of three over fences and though up 7lb for his victory at Southwell his sound jumping can see him home again. Point-to-point winner Whitsundays won a maiden hurdle at Sedgefield in December but hasn't run well in two subsequent starts and makes his chasing debut as do Reyno and San Pietro, neither of who scored over hurdles though the latter did win between the flags.
Globalisation (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders 7 out, pushed along before 4 out, weakened before last, 5th of 10, 28 3/4l behind Horatio Hornblower (11-6) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gs in Mar.
Global Dream 5-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, led 9th, not fluent 11th, jumped right 13th, shaken up after 2 out, ran on well, won at Southwell 3m hcp (4) sft in Mar beating Foot The Bill (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
San Pietro (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, headway when not fluent 4 out, under pressure next, stayed on to take 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Vinegar Hill (10-3) at Southwell 3m hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Whitsundays (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Midfield, struggling after halfway, tailed off when pulled up before 2out, at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Mar.
Reyno 6-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, chased leaders 4 out, ridden to challenge next, never a threat, 4th of 8, 16l behind Fort Carson (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Mar.