A decent prize for the track has drawn a competitive field, where a 7lb penalty should prove inadequate where PATSY FINNEGAN is concerned and he can score from Ballinderry Park. The selection was a very comfortable scorer last time at Doncaster, having showed steady improvement for two runs prior to that. This is slightly quicker ground today, so there is a note of caution, but in the hope he handles it we will suport him for the follow-up. Ballinderry Park was a cheeky winner at Folkestone in January and is very much unexposed after just four starts over hurdles. Charlie Mann's runner also has to prove he acts on a sound surface but his chance is respected. The Randy Bishop won a novices' chase in December from today's mark of 105 and now that he has looked in the grip of the assessor over fences Tony Carroll tries his luck back over hurdles, though previous form is not so encouraging. Walamo is open to plenty of improvement and did at least make the frame last time but he is unproven on the going and you would be hard pressed to fancy him on what he has achieved. Archie Gunn is interesting from this mark and back over this trip, but for today we will give the vote to Patsy Finnegan.
Chevy To The Levy (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2 out, 7th of 15, 32l behind Finney (10-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Ballinderry Park (FR) 3-1 (11-11) In touch, ridden 2 out, stayed on to lead last, won at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan beating Imminent Victory (11-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Balthazar King (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened 9th, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Hello Moscow (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) hvy.
Patsy Finnegan 7-2 (11-2) In touch, led approaching 2 out, ridden clear after last, won at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs beating A French Horse (11-10) by 8l, 18 ran.
Walamo (GER) 40-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, blundered 6th, chased winner after 3 out, never any chance, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 13, 13l behind Qozak (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Archie Gunn 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4th until 6th, soon ridden, one pace from 3 out, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Ski Sunday (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Rothres (FR) 125-1 (11-0) Always prominent, led after 5th, headed next, led 7th, headed 3 out, one pace from 2 out, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Dancingwithbubbles (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
The Randy Bishop 11-4 (10-8) Left 3rd 1st, joined leaders 10th, hit 4 out, went 2nd briefly when not fluent 3 out, weakened after next, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Consigliere (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Jan.
Karasakal (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Led, clear 4th, hit 6th, headed 3 out, mistake and weakened next, well beaten when hit last, 8th of 11, 35l behind Edgbriar (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Nov.
Brave Jewel (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Towards rear, ridden and weakened 6th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Nearly A Breeze (10-1) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jan, 11 ran.
Maree Hall (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Chased clear leader until ridden and weakened 3 out, 7th of 11, 33l behind Edgbriar (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Nov.