JERINGA earns full marks for consistency and, though his best form has been with much more give in the ground, he should take all the beating here. Fine By Me and Elzahann have question marks at present, while Oniz Tiptoes is probably better over hurdles though does stay well. Teenando doesn't look the force of old and races from 10lb out of the handicap proper while Nelliedonethat has a little to find with the selection on their run together over C&D in November, though the faster going should help his cause.
Fine By Me (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) In touch, soon chased leaders, blundered 15th, soon lost place, pulled up before 17th, in a race won by Incentivise (11-6) at Bangor 3m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Dec, 11 ran.
Elzahann (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Not fluent and soon niggled along in rear, reminders after 10th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Dark Ben (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Feb, 8 ran.
Nelliedonethat (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Close up on inside, chased winner 12th, mistake 5 out, soon lost place, outpaced next, well beaten in 4th when blundered 2 out, 4th of 8, 24l behind Dark Ben (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.
Jeringa 15-8fav (10-8) Tracked leader, led 7th, ridden before 2 out, under pressure last, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Teerie Express (10-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) In touch in rear, headway after 4th, lost place 7th, headway 4 out, ridden to chase winner 3 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Maurisca (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Froggy Lane 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear and pulled hard, tracked leaders after 2nd, soon hung left and raced wide on paddock bend, led 3rd, hung left on paddock bend after 10th and headed, a close 2nd when fell 13th, in a race won by Aghill (11-7) at Musselburgh 3m Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (4) gd in Jan, 7 ran.
The Artful Fox 20-1 (10-4) Prominent, led after 2nd, unseated rider next, in a race won by Tim The Chair (11-11) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy, 8 ran.
Teenando (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Always behind, weakened 11th, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Flighty Mist (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs, 9 ran.