Andrew Parker's SUPER ALLY is switching between fences and hurdles to good effect. He won over the larger obstacles here last month and shouldn't be fazed by this longer trip so looks the one to beat. Dawn Ride is better known as a chaser and may be best watched on his first run over timber for four years, but Newcastle winner Forcefield warrants respect and Dickie Henderhoop was well backed over 2m4f at Carlisle last time. Hathamore showed a bit more over fences at Sedgefield last time and may be best of the rest.
Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Prominent, led 2nd, headed approaching 4th, tracked leader until 9th, weakened 2 out, 11th of 18, 49l behind Oscar's Ballad (11-2) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Forcefield 14-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, went 2nd 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, kept on, driven out, won at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov beating Solway Silver (10-7) by 2 1/2l, 17 ran.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 6th, weakened from 13th, 5th of 9, 28l behind Monsieur Jourdain (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Super Ally (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Close up, led 12th, stayed on well run-in, won at Kelso 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Nov beating Frontier Boy (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Raced very wide, well behind, closer order 6th, headway on outside before 3 out, stayed on to 3rd before last, stayed on to press for 2nd close home, given far too much to do, 3rd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Crackerjac Boy (9-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Right Enough 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 12, well behind Weston Lodge (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Stormion (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, weakened before 10th, soon tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Danny John Boy (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Desertmore Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, mistake 1st, weakened before 15th, 7th of 9, 34l behind Super Ally (11-4) at Kelso 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Hathamore 13-2 (10-5) Prominent, led approaching 4th until next, 6th and reminders after 11th, effort 16th until 4 out, one pace 2 out, 4th of 10, 16l behind Frontier Boy (11-8) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
No Way Hozay 66-1 (10-0) Held up, soon mid-division, headway after 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 9, 43l behind Daasij (10-2) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.