A mistake in better company at Newcastle led to BOCAMIX unseating his rider but an earlier second at Sedgefield gives Andrew Crook's charge leading claims in this. He gets another chance ahead of Forestside, placed on faster ground over track and trip on his latest start though still beaten eight lengths. Decent Lord is getting closer and makes most appeal of the remainder on only his third start over fences given he's won off a higher mark over timber.
Bocamix (FR) 9-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Zaru (11-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Dec, 8 ran.
Blazing Desert 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway before 7th, chased leaders before 2 out, one pace, 8th of 13, 37l behind Danceintothelight (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Cara Court (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Led to 4th, pushed along before 6 out, soon lost place, 12th of 18, well behind Snapping Turtle (11-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
Forestside (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 8th, under pressure when mistake 3 out, ridden next, went 3rd when mistake last, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Coax (11-1) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Dec.
Decent Lord (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 4th before 3 out, one pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Cloverhill Lad (11-2) at Hexham 2m hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.