Andy Vic won this last year under Joanne Brown and though in poor form at present is only 3lb higher. Kingdom Of Munster has gone 18 starts without winning over timber but did nothing wrong when runner-up to the prolific Cardholder at Doncaster and has to be on the shortlist. Avanos won a better race than this over timber at Market Rasen last summer and his two subsequent efforts have been over fences but Philip Kirby looks to have a better chance with STORMY MORNING. Harriet Bethell has been on board for the seven-year-old's last two victories, the latest on the Flat at Wolverhampton last month, and her mount is well enough handicapped to gain his second success over hurdles.
Winstone (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) In touch, lost place before 2 out, 8th of 10, 45l behind Carmela Maria (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, pushed along before 3 out and outpaced, ridden before 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd place close home, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Glasson Lad (IRE) 28-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, ridden after 6th, headway approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 16, 18l behind Winds And Waves (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Andy Vic (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, headway before 6th to chase leaders, weakened from 2 out, 8th of 12, 28l behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Avanos (FR) 5-1 (11-3) Always behind, weakened after 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Vardas Supreme (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy, 7 ran.
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tended to jump left, raced keenly, led, headed and lost 2nd 3 out, chased leading pair, left modest 2nd 2 out, blundered last, lost 2nd flat, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 8, 14l behind Locked Inthepocket (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Stormy Morning 4-1 (11-3) In touch, headway 3 out, ridden to lead next, headed last, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Dark Energy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Rare Coincidence 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, took closer order 2nd, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 33l behind Zaplamation (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gs in Aug.
Rangefinder 40-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, weakened 2 out, 15th of 23, 43l behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Border Tale 22-1 (10-6) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 10th of 17, 22l behind Flora's Pride (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Galley Slave (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) In rear, ridden after 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 21l behind Tisfreetdream (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Cara Court (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) In touch when blundered and unseated 1st, in a race won by Rapidolyte De Ladalka (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f beg chase (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Moon Melody (GER) 25-1 (10-4) Tracked leader, ridden 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 18, 22l behind Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Quite Sparky 16-1 (10-1) Prominent, jumped right at times, led 3rd, headed 6th, one pace last, 5th of 16, 13l behind Coverholder (11-10) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, kept on to take 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Copt Hill (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.