Ice Cool Champs was runner-up to a subsequent Cheltenham winner at Exeter last month but was beaten 14 lengths. Another Frontier was all out to win a lesser contest at Doncaster and is 4lb higher but Joe Farrell continues to slip down the weights and Le Boizelo won his penultimate start at Wincanton, though will have his stamina to prove. Bobo Mac could figure if the fences don’t get in the way but SOMEWHERE TO BE has his ground again and hasn’t been stopping over shorter trips. If he lasts home, he’s probably the one to beat with a first-time visor suggesting his trainer thinks he has more to offer.
Ice Cool Champs (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Led, headed before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, left 2nd from last, no impression, 2nd of 7, 14l behind Coo Star Sivola (11-8) at Exeter 3m hcp (3) sft in Feb.
Le Boizelo (FR) 5-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd briefly 3rd, stayed handy, ridden and struggling before 8th, weakened after 4 out, 4th of 6, 31l behind Grand Vision (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Feb.
Joe Farrell (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway 11th, 3rd soon after 14th, pushed along and not pace of leading duo before next, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Dingo Dollar (11-8) at Newbury 2m 7f hcp (3) sft in Dec.
Bobo Mac (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, in 2nd and held when fell 2 out, at Exeter 3m hcp (3) sft in Feb.
Somewhere To Be (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led before 8th, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp (3) hvy in Jan beating Bentelimar (12-7) by 3 1/2l, 3 ran.
Another Frontier (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Close up, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on to lead towards finish, just held on close home, won at Doncaster 3m hcp (4) gs in Feb beating Crown Hill (11-12) by hd, 13 ran.