JE SUIS CHARLIE was set a stiff task on his hurdling bow in a Grade 2 contest at Doncaster and was beaten a long way in third. He’ll find life easier in this and may prove good enough. Jamacho is another to consider after a fourth at Sedgefield while Beach Break has been thereabouts in both starts over timber and is preferred to Indian Vision, who disappointed last time having finished ahead of Jamacho earlier. Uptown Funk was no great shakes on the Flat but is still preferred to Physicist.
Beach Break 4-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed before last, one pace, 4th of 9, 8 1/2l behind Solo Saxophone (10-12) at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Dec.
Indian Vision (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 9, 16 1/2l behind Solo Saxophone (10-12) at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Dec.
Jamacho 9-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway chasing leaders after 3 out, 4th and held when mistake last, driven and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 9, 5 1/2l behind Level Of Intensity (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) gs in Oct.
Je Suis Charlie 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, chased winner before 3 out until before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 27l behind We Have A Dream (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 1f (1) gd in Dec.
Physicist (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) 11th of 19, 34l behind Mr Adjudicator (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m mdn sft in Dec.
Uptown Funk (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Keen towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Apalis (9-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp (6) pol in Dec.