The Fox's Decree won over fences at Catterick last month but has had 31 runs over hurdles without managing a single success. He's worth opposing given those statistics. Iktiview should go well, however, as he was only beaten half-a-length at Sedgefield last month and is a course and distance winner. King Mak also has a chance at the weights and Tannerman has been placed a couple of times lately but WILY FOX should take all the beating. James Eustace has a good strike rate with his few runners here and Jack Quinlan looks a decent jockey booking for the consistent top weight, who deserves another success.
Wily Fox 18-1 (11-1) Behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders after next, kept on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Xaarcet (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Fred Kennet 25-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed before last, weakened flat, 5th of 8, 10l behind Award Winner (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
The Fox's Decree 15-8fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, left in lead 2 out, headed last, left clear leader soon after, won at Catterick 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb beating Vosges (11-2) by 6l, 5 ran.
O Malley's Oscar (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Towards rear, reminders after 6th, last and struggling 8th, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Monbeg Dude (11-4) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov '11, 11 ran.
Around A Pound (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden and in rear when pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Lord Grantham (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd, 16 ran.
Tannerman (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, went 4th at last, kept on to take 3rd place flat, 3rd of 23, 4 1/2l behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Feb.
King Mak 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 6th, lost place after 3 out, no impression after, 5th of 13, 16l behind Vinetta (10-6) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Iktiview 5-2fav (10-1) Chased leading pair, pushed along before 5th, led approaching 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Stanley Bridge (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Bells Of Berlin 66-1 (10-12) Held up in last trio, outpaced 4 out, stayed on to take moderate 4th before 2 out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 7, 38l behind Counsel (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Paxford Junior 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and struggling after 5th, 9th of 11, 41l behind Whispering Gallery (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Galley Slave (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, driven and headway 6th, soon chasing leaders, outpaced 3 out, stayed on well approaching last, never able to challenge, 5th of 15, 6l behind Cara Court (9-10) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Executive Strike 100-1 (10-11) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, fell 2 out, in a race won by African Gold (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Feb, 13 ran.