Our Boy Ben will have needed last month's run at Catterick and might do better now tackling fences. Marlee Mourinho has twice finished second in lesser company at Newcastle this winter while Vasco D'Ycy is steadily coming down the weights, though disappointed when only beating one home when favourite at Wetherby last time. Presenting Rebel has won three times between the flags but was beaten a distance when third on his first start over the larger obstacles under Rules at Musselburgh. MIDNIGHT REQUEST went close several times over hurdles and doesn't look badly treated on his fencing bow. The Devon raider could well be good enough if his jumping holds up.
Our Boy Ben 20-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, behind from 7th, 9th of 12, 28l behind Dewala (11-8) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Leney Cottage (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Tracked winner until 4 out, no extra before 2 out, 4th of 11, 34l behind Three Faces West (11-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Vasco D'Ycy (FR) 7-2fav (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Aye Well (11-4) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Feb.
Presenting Rebel (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, not fluent and behind from 9th, left 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 6, 43l behind Island Heights (11-2) at Musselburgh 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Feb.
The Gunner Brady (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakened before next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Under The Phone (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb, 17 ran.
Midnight Request 4-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 2nd 3 out, led approaching last until last, no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Cash Injection (11-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Champagne Agent (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Cara Court (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Oxalido (FR) 8-1 (11-1) In rear, headway before 15th to chase leaders, blundered 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Beau Dandy (11-12) at Musselburgh 3m 3f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Whiskey Chaser (IRE) 9-2 (10-5) Tracked winner, not fluent 9th, led narrowly after 4 out, joined when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Vivacissimo (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f 5yo nov hcp (4) sft in Feb, 6 ran.
Marlee Mourinho (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, chased winner before last, always held, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Present Lodger (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Dollar Mick (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Led, not fluent last, several lengths clear soon after, headed after home bend, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Solway Dornal (9-7) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May '13.
Thats Ben (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Led, ridden before 4 out, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, blundered last, 4th of 5, well behind Heez A Steel (11-2) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar '14.
Ultiep (FR) 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, weakened from 6 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Newyearsresolution (9-10) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 15 ran.