TARBECK weakened quickly and was pulled up on his reappearance at Newbury but that was his first start for almost a year and he'll strip fitter here. Charlie Longsdon's gelding is lightly-raced and has winning form over 2m6f so this trip should be within his range and he could be a bit of value here. Sydney Paget aims to bounce back from a fall over fences at Kelso while Well Hello There never figured at Southwell last month, though is another who will have benefited from the outing. Sixty Something won over the trip at Aintree in October but ran a shocker at Haydock subsequently while One Term has his stamina to prove and has been in the handicapper's grip for a while.
Sydney Paget (IRE) 7-4 (11-4) Held up towards rear, chased leaders from 3rd, challenged 13th, not fluent next, fell 3 out, in a race won by Our Island (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Oct, 6 ran.
Well Hello There (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-divison, not fluent and lost place 6th, behind and never on terms after, 8th of 10, 36l behind Cue To Cue (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.
Sixty Something (FR) 17-2 (11-5) Towards rear, headway to track leaders 4th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, 5th of 7, 25l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Nov.
One Term (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leader until 3rd, went again and challenged 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, 8th of 12, 28l behind General Ting (10-3) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Air Force One (GER) 16-1 (11-5) Disputed lead, mistaked 13th, mistake when weakening 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, tailed off, in a race won by Incentivise (10-0) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Tarbeck 12-1 (10-7) Mid-division, hampered 2nd, not fluent 7th, challenged 9th, weakened before 2 out, pulled up near finish, in a race won by Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov, 17 ran.
Staccato Valtat (FR) 50-1 (10-6) Mid-division, lost place 5th, soon behind, unseated rider next, in a race won by Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov, 18 ran.
Pension Plan 5-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, fell 9th, in a race won by Wiesentraum (11-10) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Feb, 9 ran.