NO NO MAC has the best form on offer. Charlie Longsdon's charge finished fourth at Sandown behind Lord Protector last month and a chance is taken he handles the testing ground. Accordingtojodie is another who has yet to encounter today's underfoot conditions though a third at Bangor last May entitles him to consideration and Cusheen Bridge won't need much improvement to get involved. The Clock Leary makes only his second start over timber and has claims with point-to-point winner Silent Knight another to note.
Accordingtojodie (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, hit 6th, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Just Cameron (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Ampleforth 50-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 4th, well beaten after 7th, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Deputy Dan (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Cusheen Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division in touch, headway on outside 3 out, went 4th before next, plugged on same pace, no chance with leaders, 4th of 12, 36l behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Donapollo 100-1 (11-0) Led 1st until approaching 3rd, chased leader until 4 out, weakened quickly next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Royal Boy (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
He's A Gentleman 8-1 (11-1) Led, headed 6f out, soon lost place weakened 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Beatu (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
High Aspirations (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway 7th, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Mosspark (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Lecale Lad (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
No No Mac (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) In touch in mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, stayed on to 4th flat, never going pace of leading trio, 4th of 15, 7l behind Lord Protector (11-2) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Silent Knight (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Chsd ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, prog to jn ldr after 3out, wo 2out, 1l adv last, so best to line, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp in Oct beating One For Arthur (11-9) by 4l, 10 ran.
The Clock Leary (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, held up mid-division on inside, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, ridden and no impression in 4th from next, 4th of 12, 13l behind Madness Light (10-9) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Carrigeen Aspen (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Behind, driven 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mountain Tunes (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.