MAD MOOSE could hardly have won more easily at Haydock last week and with his young rider able to use his full claim the 7lb penalty shouldn't pose a problem. Martin Keighley has had his horses in top form of late and Havingotascoobydo has done well for the yard. He was probably a little unfortunate to be caught by Time For Spring at Sandown and looks a major threat. Winning bumper Kasbadali makes his handicap debut over timber and has been going well enough in maidens to consider while Silver Roque stepped up in trip at Market Rasen last month and produced his best effort since arriving from France. Troubletimestwo was staying on gamely when falling at the last at Ffos Las earlier this month and is another to consider.
Mad Moose (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, led 4 out, pushed along and clear from 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Glingerbank (11-3) by 12l, 11 ran.
Accordingtoemandem (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division, lost place 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Sparrow Hills (9-10) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 14 ran.
Bedizen 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, stayed on approaching 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 34l behind Fujin Dancer (10-6) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 15-8fav (11-3) Held up in rear and keen, good headway approaching 6th, went 2nd 8th, until approaching 2 out, chased winner from 2 out, no impression when hit last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Time For Spring (11-12) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.
Kasbadali (FR) 5-2 (11-3) With leader until led 6th, ridden 2 out, headed and soon outpaced by winner flat, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Baile Anrai (11-3) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Troubletimestwo (FR) 9-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, about 3 lengths down in 4th and looking one pace when fell last, in a race won by Mickmacmagoole (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs, 8 ran.
Tom O'Tara 15-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, led, ridden and headed 2 out, 3rd and stayed on same pace last, 3rd of 10, 7l behind The Cayterers (10-3) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf.
Silver Roque (FR) 4-1fav (11-9) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, went 2nd travelling well 7th, led 3 out and kicked on, headed just before last, soon one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 8l behind The Magic Bishop (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Briefcase (IRE) 4-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, challenged 3 out, ridden when mistake 2 out, 4th and beaten last, 4th of 7, 7l behind Numide (11-6) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.
Peaceful Means (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 7th, weakened after 2 out, 6th of 13, 35l behind Santera (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Journeyman (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) In touch, ridden and outpaced 3 out, plugged on from next, no chance, 5th of 10, 30l behind Gurtacrue (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Rosangla (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Unseated rider soon after start, in a race won by Shorecliffe King (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95, 17 ran.