Ballabriggs completed a hat-trick over fences early last year including the Fulke Walwyn/Kim Muir at Cheltenham. His target is the Grand National but he warmed up with a superb return victory over timber at Wincanton and is certain to give a good account despite his big weight. Irish raider Yes Tom looks a big threat to all though he didn't do as well as expected in testing ground at Down Royal last time. His compatriot Kingsmoss probably needed the run here earlier this month as he had been off since August. He looked a progressive type previously and can make his presence felt. VIVONA HILL has a very long absence to overcome but this dual bumper winner hails from a yard that can get one ready. His pedigree shouts jumping and he can make a winning debut over timber.
BallaBriggs (IRE) 10-3 (11-6) Tracked leaders on inside, hampered 5th, headway to join leaders next, hit 8th, challenged last, led flat, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Ohio Gold (11-6) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Cheatingsideoftown (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led over 7f out, clear over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Aug beating The Wayward Lord (11-0) by 8l, 10 ran.
Collyns Avenue 7-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, chased leaders and blundered 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 16, 20l behind Torta Nel Cielo (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Comeththehour (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 16, 13l behind Torta Nel Cielo (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Darkan Road 66-1 (11-5) Went right and mistake 2nd, always rear-division, 8th of 14, 42l behind King Fingal (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
Forcefield 80-1 (10-9) Soon towards rear, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 28l behind Lively Baron (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Golfer's Crossing (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, in rear from 6th, weakened from 10th, soon tailed off, in remote 4th when fell last, in a race won by Elzahann (10-7) at Ayr 2m 5f beg chase (4) gs, 5 ran.
Howizee 150-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear and keen, headway from 4 out, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out, kept on to take 3rd after last, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Habbie Simpson (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Kings Grey (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out to chase leaders, ridden to lead last, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Lively Baron (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Kingsmoss (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on inside, weakened and mistake 3 out, 10th of 16, 26l behind Lively Baron (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Knockando 25-1 (11-5) Prominent until weakened over 4f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Jukebox Melody (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gs.
Lewlaur Supreme (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, disputing lead until after 1st, chased winner until fell 5th, in a race won by Empty Sky (11-9) at Catterick 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb, 11 ran.
Minnigaff (IRE) 5-2 (12-5) Held up last to 12; no ch when mist last, 3rd of 4, 18l behind Lambrini Queen (11-5) at Whittington 3m ptp in Apr '07.
Moufatango (FR) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, mistake 7th, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 34l behind Lively Baron (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Murrell (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, chased winner 2 out, no impression, not fluent last, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Educated Evans (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Vivona Hill 13-2 (12-0) Held up, headway to lead over 4f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Ceasar's Return (10-10) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar '09.
Yes Tom (IRE) 15-8fav (11-9) Led and disputed, ridden and headed 3 out, under pressure in close 2nd 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 8l behind Another Palm (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Shoal Bay Dreamer 150-1 (10-9) Held up behind, mistake 2nd, struggling after 5th, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Trustan Times (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft, 17 ran.