BOYFROMNOWHERE is suited by a thorough test and this is a stamina-sapping track when the going is soft. He was pulled up in better company at Warwick last time but this is a lot less competitive and the top weight can get the better of fellow novice Titchwood, who holds Tullyraine on Leicester form, and Charingworth, who is more exposed than his likely market rivals. Our Island is often highly tried and has been tumbling down the weights but has a poor strike-rate.
Boyfromnowhere (IRE) 7-1fav (10-0) Led until after 5th, stayed handy, not fluent 7th, lost place 16th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Shotgun Paddy (11-7) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan, 15 ran.
Titchwood (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Prominent, jumped right and not fluent 1st, jumped right 10th, led 2 out, soon edged left, ridden and headed last, eased when no impression inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Knock A Hand (11-8) at Leicester 2m 7f (3) sft in Feb.
Charingworth (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5 out, every chance 4 out, soon switched left, 2 lengths down last, lost 2nd and stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Kilcrea Asla (9-10) at Haydock 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.
Tullyraine (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led, hit 11th, headed 13th, weakened approaching 3 out, last of 5, 49l behind Knock A Hand (11-8) at Leicester 2m 7f (3) sft in Feb.
Our Island (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, mistake 7th, weakened from 16th, 9th of 16, 34l behind Wyck Hill (11-0) at Newcastle 4m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) hvy in Feb.
Raduis Bleu (FR) 16-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, outpaced 5 out, kept on same pace under pressure from next, no chance with leaders, 5th of 9, 14l behind Pickamus (11-12) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Dec.