All have some sort of chance at their best but Benheir has pulled up the last twice and Gullible Gordon is struggling to find form. My Boy Paddy should go well off the lowest rung for Cheltenham-winning jockey Ryan Hatch and the Twiston-Davies team is clearly in excellent form at present whilst Politeo and Makethe Mostofnow are consistent types in this level of competition. However, we'll go with MOUNTAINOUS to get back on the winning track with the talented Micheal Nolan taking off a valuable 5lb. A course winner, Richard Lee's charge has gone well on all starts this term in some highly competitive affairs and seems sure to give another good account in what looks a slightly easier contest than recent assignments.
Benheir (IRE) 6-4 (11-8) Hung left throughout and given frequent reminders, tracked winner until mistake 7th, went 2nd again after next until 10th, hit 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Tour Des Champs (11-8) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (3) hvy in Feb, 4 ran.
Mountainous (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 17th, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, 4th and beaten last, 4th of 8, 15l behind Richard's Sundance (11-5) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Politeo (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along 14th, headway on inside 4 out, went 3rd next, one pace and no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Ballyoliver (10-10) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Feb.
Gullible Gordon (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, slow and lost place 12th, towards rear and no chance after, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Katenko (10-6) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) sft in Jan.
Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge after 3 out, led before last, headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Rapidolyte De Ladalka (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f nov chs 0-125 (4) gs in Feb.
My Boy Paddy (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) In touch when unseated rider first, in a race won by Emperor's Choice (11-1) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.