Ugly Bug was due to run yesterday at Chepstow but would have a big chance if turning up here instead. Join The Clan carries a penalty for scoring at Market Rasen but is only lightly-raced while Halucha is suited by a thorough test of stamina. Wayward Glance may be too high in the weights but Cadeau George probably came up against a well-treated rival at Warwick and may be getting his act together. ARKOSE could be the one here as he would probably have finished second back over hurdles at Huntingdon last time had he not ploughed the last- he's been dropped a couple of pounds since.
Ugly Bug 7-2fav (11-2) Led, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and headed last, weakened run-in, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Extreme Impact (10-6) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.
Arkose (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led, headed when not fluent 8th, led again before 3 out, headed when mistake 2 out, edged left flat, no extra and lost 2 places final 100 yards, 4th of 6, 11l behind Beauboreen (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.
Wayward Glance 9-2 (12-3) Close up in last place, headway to track leaders 13th, 3 lengths down when blundered and fell 4 out, in a race won by Goodtoknow (11-0) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
Join The Clan (IRE) 11-4 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 3rd, travelled strongly from 3 out, led 2 out, drew clear from last, won at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft beating Phare Isle (11-0) by 6l, 6 ran.
Cadeau George 50-1 (10-11) Led, headed before 2nd, pushed along before 4 out, led again before 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Tullyesker Hill (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Halucha (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Led until 5f out, weakened quickly 4f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 31l behind Dawn Commander (11-2) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std.