Kusadasi and Snowed In were both placed on their latest starts and having slipped down the weights. The former makes most appeal of that pair. Switched Off was still in contention when unshipping his rider at Musselburgh last time and hasn't won over timber for over two years now while Gleann Na Ndochais also unseated on his chasing debut at this track but has a shout back over hurdles. MITCHELL'S WAY scored over C&D in November but couldn't cope when stepped up a couple of grades at Newcastle last time. Alan Swinbank's charge could come out best back at a more suitable level.
Switched Off 15-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, hit 5th, losing place when hit 8th, headway after 4 out, travelling well in close 3rd approaching 3 out, hanging right and still chance when blundered badly and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Parson's Punch (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Nov, 10 ran.
Nowurhurlin (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) In rear, not fluent 9th and given reminder, closed briefly, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off, 7th of 9, 45l behind The Disengager (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Mitchell's Way 25-1 (11-3) Led, headed 3 out, ridden and weakened before last, 3rd of 4, 39l behind Green Flag (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) hvy.
River Dragon (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 18l behind Yesyoucan (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov.
Dizzy River (IRE) 85-40fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, jumped big and rider lost iron briefly 6th, ridden after 3 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Star In Flight (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) In rear, headway when unseated 4 out, in a race won by Cloudy Too (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f beg chs (3) hvy in Nov, 8 ran.
Ruff Diamond (USA) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leader to 3rd, weakened before 2 out, last of 7, 41l behind Rupert Bear (11-0) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Markadam 12-1 (10-7) Led until ridden 4th, weakened and dropped to rear after 5th, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Likearollingstone (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Kusadasi (IRE) 7-2fav (10-6) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, kept on, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Bathwick Brave (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Snowed In (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 2 out, challenged and every chance last, lost 2nd place last 75 yards, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Sam Lord (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Western Bound (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Always behind, 11th of 12, well behind Sun Cloud (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.