Eider Chase runner-up Posh Bird could go well again off her low weight while Devon National hero Clash Duff may still be improving, though will need to step up again to follow up here off an 11lb higher mark. Noel Meade's raider Another Palm has the past form to figure, but Arbor Supreme and Roalco De Farges may have too much weight and Ballyfoy isn't getting any younger and usually finds at least one too good. Victor Dartnall trained the winner of this in 2009 and both Connak and Honourable Arthur can be given some sort of chance while Master Overseer may be the pick of David Pipe's pair. MARINGO BAY has yet to win over fences but looked an out-and-stayer when runner-up to Alfie Spinner over 3m on heavy ground at Chepstow. Outpaced at Market Rasen next time, this test will be much more to his liking and he can come out on top under Noel Fehily.
Tamarinbleu (FR) 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, in touch before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 19, 14l behind Grand Vision (10-3) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Roalco De Farges (FR) 13-2 (11-7) Held up 3rd and last, outpaced by leading pair 13th, soon lost touch, 15 lengths down 2 out, stayed on to go 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 9l behind Teaforthree (11-7) at Chepstow 3m nov chs (4) sft in Feb.
Connak (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Prominent when not fluent 1st, tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, ridden approaching 12th, blundered next, hit 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 17l behind Frascati Park (11-8) at Warwick 3m nov chs (2) gs in Jan.
Mohayer (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Towards rear, behind from 13th, soon struggling, pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Giles Cross (10-5) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Maringo Bay (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, led narrowly 3 out and jumped left, ridden and headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Mic's Delight (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov chs (3) gs in Feb.
Mr Moss (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) In rear, blundered 5 out, chased winner before and switched right last, led narrowly run-in, ridden and headed last 25 yards, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 4, ns behind Beneficial Reform (11-7) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gd.
Major Malarkey (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Towards rear, mistake 1st, reminders and not fluent 5th, soon detached, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Giles Cross (10-5) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Ballyfitz 25-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, quickly weakened from 14th, soon tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Giles Cross (10-5) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Chamirey (FR) 33-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden before 8th, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 19, 38l behind Grand Vision (10-3) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Another Palm (IRE) 5-1fav (10-0) Chased leaders, not much room when mistake 1st, lost place 3rd, behind 8th, 6th of 14, well behind West End Rocker (10-10) at Aintree 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) hvy in Dec.
Ballyfoy (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Mid-division, chased leaders 11th, ridden before 3 out, every chance last, kept on and just held towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Dover's Hill (11-11) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.
Master Overseer (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place and ridden 8th, behind 15th, pulled up after, in a race won by Le Beau Bai (10-1) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 20 ran.
Honourable Arthur (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, with leader 4 out, every chance 2 out, no extra from last, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Fortification (11-12) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Posh Bird (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway 5 out, led before last, ridden run-in, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Portrait King (11-8) at Newcastle 4m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 5-1fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led before 2 out, ridden and stayed on approaching last, won at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov beating Nicto De Beauchene (11-11) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Hills Of Aran 11-4 (11-5) Held up in touch, dropped to rear 7th, struggling when fell 14th, in a race won by Barbers Shop (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 2f hts chs (6) gs in Feb, 7 ran.
Clash Duff (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Always handy, hit 14th, challenged 16th, led next, headed approaching 4 out, led again 3 out, drew clear after next, soon idled, stayed on, won at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd beating Atherstone Hill (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Arbor Supreme (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 10th of 12, 46l behind Dais Return (11-1) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.