Fast ground may have been an excuse for Amir Pasha when well beaten over track and trip last time and he's preferred to recent Bangor winner Kayfrou back on a soft surface. Summerlea went close here on his return to hurdling and Prime Contender nearly caused a shock when second at Towcester on his first start since 2008. Kodicil failed to last home over a longer trip at Wetherby last time but looks a threat on his earlier effort at Sedgefield, though GRATE FELLA is just preferred. The latter ran well for a long way on his comeback from a year's absence and Sue Smith's charge looks up to scoring off his current mark.
Kodicil (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) With leader, led 5th, headed 5 out, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Rattlin (10-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Jukebox Melody (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders until lost place 3rd, soon tailed off, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Sun Cloud (11-10) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Grate Fella (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Led, headed 4th, tracked leader, ridden 3 out, weakened last, 6th of 10, 11l behind Favorite Girl (10-7) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Prime Contender 33-1 (11-12) With leader, led from 3 out, headed last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Ullswater (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Short Takes (USA) 9-2 (11-2) Led, soon pressed and clear of remainder, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly, last of 8, 50l behind King Zeal (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 14-1 (11-4) In touch, pushed along and lost place before 6th, tailed off, 7th of 9, 43l behind Smadynium (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Dec.
Force Of Habit 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 7th, mistake 10th, lost 2nd before 3 out, ridden in 7 lengths 3rd and well held when fell 2 out, in a race won by Milan Royale (11-11) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Dec, 8 ran.
Logical Approach (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 2 out, (normal 3 out), 6th of 9, 14l behind White Diamond (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Summerlea (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up behind, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, went 3rd last, ridden and ran on flat, pressed winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 13, hd behind Cumbrian Farmer (10-11) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
Kayfrou 15-8fav (10-5) In rear, pushed along before 4 out, headway before next, ridden before 2 out, pressed leader 2 out, led narrowly run-in, just held on, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) gs in Dec beating The Darling Boy (11-3) by shd, 10 ran.
Latest Fashion (IRE) 66-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, lost place before next, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 35l behind Forthefunofit (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.