Dingo Bay has become a specialist at Newcastle and has won three times there recently. He bounced back from a heavy fall to win very easily last time but a 10lb rise makes things more difficult. Oh Right scored here last month and was very well handicapped when completing a double at Doncaster a week later but has suffered in the weights as a consequence. MOONLIGHT MAGGIE didn't shown much in bumpers or over hurdles but looks much more like making a chaser despite falling at Huntingdon when travelling well. She looks better than an 80-rated handicapper and can take this. Soul Angel ran well on successive days earlier this month including over 3m3f on this track and won't be inconvenienced by dropping back in trip as his previous effort was over 2m.
Ben Akram (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Held up mid-division, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 8, 33l behind Dingo Bay (10-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) In touch on outside, lost place after 5 out, left moderate 4th briefly 3 out, no chance with leaders, 5th of 7, 31l behind Edmund (10-6) at Newcastle 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Dingo Bay 9-4fav (10-8) Chased leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, clear before 2 out, kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Samson Collonges (9-11) by 7l, 8 ran.
Oh Right (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Led, headed before 4 out, led again before and hit 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan beating Take The Mick (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Silver Steel (FR) 20-1 (11-6) In rear, headway 6 out, chased leaders 5 out, weakened before 4 out, 7th of 8, well behind Oh Right (10-3) at Musselburgh 3m cond hcp chs (5) gs in Jan.
Moonlight Maggie 4-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not much room 5th, headway 10th, disputing close 2nd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Browns Brook (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Soul Angel 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 3 out, chased winner and not fluent last, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Tears From Heaven (9-12) at Musselburgh 3m 3f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) gd.