Musselburgh winner Ballycolin has claims here, despite his big weight, and looks a better bet than stablemate Dodgey Dream while Rolecarr was just starting to find his second wind when unseating his rider at Newcastle last time. After a lay-off, Isla Pearl Fisher wasn't unfancied at Newcastle last month and still had every chance when unseating his rider three out. He's another to consider but SUPER ALLY looks a progressive type and won't be fazed by the switch back to fences having won over a longer trip over hurdles here at the start of the month. Andrew Parker's six-year-old is still at the right end of the handicap and can score again.
Ballycolin 11-4fav (11-2) Tracked leading pair, tracked winner 4th, narrow lead 6th, narrowly headed 9th, with winner, led again 4 out, strongly pressed, advantage 2 out, driven flat, always holding on, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Nov beating Maggio (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Rolecarr (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 10th, staying on and ridden when mistake in 3rd and unseated rider, in a race won by Lackamon (10-12) at Newcastle 3m Novice Limited Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) gs in Nov, 5 ran.
Badger Foot (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, blundered 4 out, chased leaders under pressure after next, kept on same pace from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 9, 12l behind Night Alliance (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) gd.
Isla Pearl Fisher 9-2fav (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 12th, in 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Lockstown (11-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Dodgey Dream 33-1 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed approaching last, still every chance when bumped flat, held close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Trustan Times (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f beg chs (5) gd in Nov.
Super Ally (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) In touch on inside, switched outside and headway after 3 out, ridden to go 2nd after last, not much room and switched left final 100 yards, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Kelso 3m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Right Enough (10-13) by nk, 10 ran.
Royal Mackintosh 10-3fav (11-10) Close up, reminders and outpaced before 9th, soon lost place, plugged on from 3 out, went 3rd run-in, no impression, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Blazing Diva (11-6) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.