Strollawaynow wasn't winning out of turn at Exeter but won't find it easy giving weight away here over this longer trip. Boogie In The Barn, Call Carlo and Hot Whiskey N Ice are all bumper winners and entitled to respect while Fourth Act has a solid NH pedigree and is likely to improve as he gains experience. ALBERT BRIDGE makes his debut over hurdles but won twice over middle-distances on the Flat and was second over 2m1f at Ayr last September. His trainer has done well with similar types in the past so he gets a tentative vote to make a winning start.
Strollawaynow (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, ridden run-in, kept on well, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Tullyesker Hill (10-12) by 4l, 12 ran.
Albert Bridge 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, headed 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 20th of 33, 21l behind Scatter Dice (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct (flat).
Almost Gemini (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, no real progress until stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Secret Edge (9-2) at Newbury 2m app hcp (5) sft in Oct (flat).
Boogie In The Barn (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Led after about 3f, clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) gd in Dec beating Leith Hill Legasi (10-9) by 11l, 6 ran.
Call Carlo 9-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 6f out, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Howlongisafoot (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Fourth Act (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 12, 39l behind Champagne At Tara (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Hot Whiskey N Ice (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Always prominent, led over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on and in command well inside final furlong, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov beating Forthefunofit (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
No Substitute (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, modest 7th and no impression from 2 out, 7th of 21, 22l behind Oscar Hoof (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.