Thomas Garner's claim made all the difference for MITCHELL'S WAY over track and trip 10 days ago and the promising conditional takes off 7lb again today. He looks the one to beat despite a 7lb higher mark as Lucky Landing carries a penalty for last week's Market Rasen win and Chestertern also carries extra, though did win very easily at Warwick seven days ago. Stagecoach Jasper has been a little disappointing over hurdles but was second in a novice chase at Bangor last month and preferred to Dotties Dilema and plater Kirkaig of the others.
Mitchell's Way 6-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led after 5th, stayed well from last, won at Carlisle 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd beating Glasson Lad (10-6) by 2l, 14 ran.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) In touch, headway to 3rd at 6th, chased leader 3 out, challenged next, led last, ridden and ran on, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Bowie (11-2) by 6l, 7 ran.
Dotties Dilema (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, not fluent and ridden 3rd, modest 6th 2 out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 11, 23l behind Renoyr (11-1) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Chestertern 15-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led well before 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Typhon De Guye (10-10) by 17l, 12 ran.
Stagecoach Jasper 17-2 (11-0) Mid-division, hit 2nd and next, outpaced 3 out, headway when left 3rd next, ridden to chase winner approaching last, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ciceron (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Feb.
Chavoy (FR) 40-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden and went 3rd before 3 out, no impression, weakened last, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Kirkaig 20-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, went 4th before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Nelson du Ronceray (10-10) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) sft in May.
Ballymartin King (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Held up on outside, mistake 4th, not fluent next, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Winds And Waves (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.