Tim Walford and Dougie Costello can complete a double via SHIMLA DAWN, who followed an emphatic victory over this course and distance on his handicap debut with a fine effort after a 13lb rise in the weights when just a head behind Embsay Crag in a better race at Wetherby. Maxed Out King looks a threat as he was staying on strongly in the testing ground over 2m4f at Sedgefield on his hurdling debut. Panama Petrus was having his first start in a year when only fading from the last at Towcester in November and will improve but winning point-to-pointer Spookydooky hasn't taken to hurdling yet. Tracking Time ran better than expected at Warwick last time though that was over the minimum trip and Owen Na View was weakening when falling at the second last at Leicester.
Shimla Dawn (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway and in touch 5th, challenged 3 out, switched left between last 2, ridden and stayed on to press winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 8, hd behind Embsay Crag (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Mackeson 200-1 (11-5) Mid-division when not fluent 1st, mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Enchanted Garden (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Maxed Out King (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) In rear, outpaced after 2 out, headway before last, chased winner run-in, nearest at finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Getabuzz (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Owen Na View (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led after 1st, tracked leader, left in lead 6th, hard pressed when fell 2 out, in a race won by Algernon Pazham (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Dec, 7 ran.
Panama Petrus (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, keen early, headway from 8th, every chance when not fluent 2 out, jumped slightly right, lost 2nd and bumped last, no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Mountain Tunes (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Spookydooky (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Mid-division, closed before 4th, hampered by loose horse and lost place next, not fluent and lost touch next, 5th of 11, 48l behind Enchanted Garden (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Tracking Time 20-1 (11-3) Pressed leader until ridden 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Dungeness (10-13) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Agent Louise 150-1 (10-7) In rear, no chance from 6th, 6th of 11, 48l behind Enchanted Garden (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Frosty Dawn 200-1 (10-7) Not fluent 4th, always behind, 8th of 11, well behind Enchanted Garden (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.