The bottom five all race from out of the handicap here and will struggle to get involved while Blazin White Face tackles fences for the first time off a stiff mark. But there are possibilities about Huntingdon third Civil Servant and Newcastle fourth Or De Grugy, while Hurricane Jack won't be far away if fully wound-up. RED KINGDOM gets the vote, however, as he's dropped a very fair mark and has been showing a bit more lately. Gavroche Gaugain won at Sedgefield in November but was pulled up behind Hurricane Jack at Musselburgh subsequently and then fell at Newcastle - he has something to prove now.
Gavroche Gaugain (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, fell 2 out, in a race won by Prince Tam (10-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Blazin White Face (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 7th, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 7, 31l behind Kruzhlinin (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Or de Grugy (FR) 40-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, took closer order before 5 out, led soon after, headed 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 8, 16l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (11-8) at Newcastle 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Mickytaker (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, mistake 8th, hit 11th and reminder, mistake 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 8, 39l behind Bishophill Jack (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
Civil Servant 9-1 (11-1) Made most, headed approaching 3 out, chased winner, tried to close before 2 out, stayed on same pace and no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Rivermouth (10-7) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Hurricane Jack 4-1 (11-4) With leader, led narrowly 5 out, headed before 4 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Tears From Heaven (9-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp ch 0-95 (5) gd in Jan.
Red Kingdom (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Led 1st, narrowly headed 5th, chased winner, led again 7th, mistake and headed 4 out, ridden and lost 2nd 3 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Rossini's Dancer (10-12) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
Balivernier 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place after 7th, soon struggling, tailed off 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Rudemeister (10-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Why Are You Asking (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Held up, some headway when jumped right 13th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Treehouse (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Apr, 11 ran.
Claresburn 40-1 (9-7) In touch on outside, lost place 5th, soon ridden, behind when mistake 3 out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Miss Abbey (10-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Amulree 12-1 (11-7) Prom til wknd aft 14; to & pu last, in a race won by Barachois Silver (11-7) at Mosshouses 3m ptp gs, 15 ran.
Waterski 20-1 (9-7) Held up on outside, jumped slowly 4th and 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Tipsy Dara (11-2) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Apr, 10 ran.
Easter Queen 33-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, some headway from 14th and reached 5th 16th, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Tipsy Dara (11-2) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Apr, 10 ran.