Calgary Bay won the Great Yorkshire Chase over 3m here last year and has always had a touch of class. Join Together just failed to catch Hello Bud in the Becher Chase at Aintree over this trip in December and is another with decent claims while Ikorodu Road won this last year off a 7lb lower mark. Along with Night In Milan and course specialist Corkage, he wasn't far behind COURT BY SURPRISE here in December and has every chance of reversing the form on better terms but Emma Lavelle's charge gets the nod as he has more scope for improvement and the extra 2f has to be in his favour given the way he finished that day. Mr Moonshine has a bit to find on the form book and Quentin Collonges needs to get back to his best to figure but Mr Moss stays well, though lacks a recent run.
Calgary Bay (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Held up, mistake 3rd, hit 9th, mistake 15th, headway 4 out, 4th and beaten when hit last, last of 4, 28l behind Wayward Prince (11-0) at Aintree 3m 1f Listed chs (1) sft in Dec.
Join Together (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 8th, switched right after elbow, stayed on well, went 2nd towards finish, just held, 2nd of 16, nk behind Hello Bud (10-0) at Aintree 3m 2f Listed hcp chs (1) hvy in Dec.
Mr Moonshine (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, every chance 4 out, driven one pace from next, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Cape Tribulation (11-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Ikorodu Road 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, hung left approaching 12th, outpaced from 3 out, went 3rd flat, no impression, 3rd of 7, 17l behind Buddy Bolero (11-3) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.
Corkage (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Led, headed before 8th, left in lead before 11th, soon headed, ridden before 2 out, weakened last 100 yards, 5th of 10, 5l behind Monkerty Tunkerty (10-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Feb.
Mr Moss (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 8th, ridden and headway 12th, chased leaders 2 out, mistake last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Wyck Hill (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Court By Surprise (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway 6 out, challenge 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, soon hard pressed, kept on gamely, all out, won at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec beating Night In Milan (10-0) by ns, 16 ran.
Billie Magern 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced when mistake 5 out, ridden after next, no impression when hampered 3 out, behind when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Master Overseer (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Night In Milan (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) With winner, no impression from 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Chac Du Cadran (10-7) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Quentin Collonges (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 10th, mistake 13th, pecked and struggling next, tailed off, 7th of 13, 48l behind Rigadin De Beauchene (10-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan.
Beneficial Reform (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened after 5 out, 5th of 7, well behind Pentiffic (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Lord Villez (FR) 25-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 18th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 14, 22l behind Chac Du Cadran (10-7) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.