LUCKY LANDING was caught on the line in a novices' handicap at Carlisle on Thursday. He can gain quick compensation here as Stormy Oscar is probably best watched on his first start for Jamie Snowden while Rain Mac was an early faller when Bowie was a one-paced second at Towcester last month. Tipsy Gypsy was a fair third at Catterick on his hurdling debut and is a winner between the flags but he may not have the pace for this.
Stormy Oscar (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, on terms approaching 4 out, in front before next, soon clear, reduced lead from last and just holding on at the finish, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct beating Cool Klan (11-12) by nk, 15 ran.
Bowie (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Held up in touch in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, slightly hampered next, not fluent 5th, went 3rd 3 out, went 2nd last, stayed on, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Darkestbeforedawn (10-13) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) In rear, headway before 3 out, ridden to lead last, edged right run-in, caught post, 2nd of 10, nk behind Anna's Arch (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Rain Mac 18-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, fell 3rd, in a race won by Darkestbeforedawn (10-13) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb, 10 ran.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) In rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, moderate late headway, 6th of 11, 39l behind Runswick Royal (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Think 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, fell 6th, in a race won by Only Orsenfoolsies (10-0) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 16 ran.
Tipsy Gypsy (IRE) 7-4 (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 6th, mistake 9th, ridden and pressing for 2nd before 2 out, no extra last, 3rd of 10, 16l behind Imperial Vic (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Feeling Good 66-1 (10-7) Always in rear, 11th of 14, well behind Ruacana (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec.
There's No Rules 25-1 (10-12) Behind, under pressure 4 out, never nearer, 7th of 10, 19l behind Outback (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.