The handicapper may have got to My Oh Mount Brown but Weather Babe is better than she showed at Wincanton on her latest start and Kodicil is back in the right grade and has been eased a couple of pounds since his fifth at Market Rasen. SKY WATCH contests his first handicap having run well against some decent novice hurdlers this season. He may not have got home over a longer trip at Wincanton last time and is taken to open his account today. Rio Milan was tried over fences last time but didn't enjoy himself. Another making his handicap debut, he would have each-way claims but Switched Off may need his sights lowering.
Weather Babe 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened before last, 10th of 14, 23l behind Bob Tucker (10-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
My Oh Mount Brown (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Led, headed 7th, tailed off and pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Saphir River (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Sky Watch (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4th, closed to take 3rd when not fluent 2 out, no impression, one pace, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Toubeera (11-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Rio Milan (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Not fluent and always last, struggling 13th, tailed off, last of 3, well behind Barrakilla (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Dec.
Switched Off 25-1 (11-11) Behind, headway before 3 out, blundered 3 out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 37l behind Keel Haul (10-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Kodicil (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) With leader, led 6th, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 18l behind New Year's Eve (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Ballyhooley Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Last pair, no chance when slightly hampered 2 out, 7th of 12, 39l behind Nesterenko (11-11) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Vico (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 10th of 14, 23l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Pembroke House 66-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, some late headway, never on terms, 6th of 18, 37l behind Champagne West (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Kent Street (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 3 out, weakening and jumped right 2 out, 7th of 10, 21l behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
John's Gem 14-1 (10-9) Raced wide, mostly chased leading trio, weakened 11th, soon in rear, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Camden (11-7) at Lingfield 3m nov chs (4) hvy in Jan '13.