I'll Be Frank gained a maiden hurdling success on his debut in 2009 but didn't run again until last year and he hasn't shown much. Overafrica had been chasing without much success before reverting to hurdles at Newcastle last time and running reasonably well behind Stormion. Everaard won over fences on New Year's Day and was fancied to land a handicap back over timber at Carlisle earlier this month but ran moderately. Winning Irish point-to-pointer IFYOUTHINKSO was struggling in the early stages on his handicap debut over timber at Musselburgh but stayed on late and has the scope to take a race such as this and his young rider's huge claim is a bonus. Mac Steamy ran his best race under Rules over this track and trip and can get involved along with Carmela Maria, who won here in December and will find the ground in her favour.
Roseville Cottage (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up behind, pushed along before 7th, headway to go 5th before 3 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 17l behind Fourjacks (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Soft Spoken Guy (IRE) 22-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened after next, 7th of 10, 17l behind Forestside (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Mac Steamy (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leader, led before 8th, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 11, 20l behind Seebright (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft.
Overafrica (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) With leaders, led briefly 4 out, soon outpaced, stayed on on from 2 out, no extra run-in, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Stormion (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Jan.
Everaard (USA) 11-2 (10-6) Led, headed before 8th, soon pushed along, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 12, 30l behind Everdon Brook (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Ifyouthinkso 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, lost place from 5th, mistake next, plugged on from 2 out, never dangerous, 3rd of 10, 16l behind Any Given Moment (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Iconic Rose 40-1 (11-2) Mid-division, stumbled 2nd, not fluent next, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Winds And Waves (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Carmela Maria 12-1 (9-7) In touch on outer, weakened after 7th, tailed off 9th, 7th of 12, 29l behind Everdon Brook (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
I'll Be Frank 7-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Golden Sparkle (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd, 14 ran.
Stop On 6-1 (10-4) Mid-division on inside, not much room after 1st, some headway after 4 out, weakened before next, 7th of 15, 50l behind Waywood Princess (9-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Bright Cloud (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Tracked leaders, every chance before 2 out, chased winner until after last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Gwladys Street (11-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.