Overlaw came back to form at Hereford in March and wins his fair share at this level. Saddlers Deal disappointed after winning at Southwell in November, however, and returns from a break, as does Tempting Paradise while Ouest Eclair struggles to get his head in front. FARLEIGH HOUSE is a genuine sort and, though he gets little respite from the handicapper, will have come on for his comeback run behind Take A Shoc's at Stratford at the end of March. He looks the most reliable option here.
Calculaite 50-1 (9-8) Held up, always towards rear, 10th of 12, 36l behind Desert Cry (11-12) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Farleigh House (USA) 5-1 (11-9) Held up in last pair in touch, hit 7th, clear 4th after next, outpaced after 3 out, no chance with leaders from next, left moderate 3rd before last, 3rd of 5, 34l behind Take Of Shoc's (10-10) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Saddlers Deal (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, blundered 4th, reminders after 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Red Tanber (9-10) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Tempting Paradise (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up, left 3rd 6th until before 4 out, weakened approaching 3 out, went 3rd again last, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Coolbeg (11-10) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Laneguy (FR) 10-3 (11-9) Held up, took keen hold, hit 5th, not fluent next, mistake 8th, went 4th after 3 out, no impression, weakened before next, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind The Laodicean (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Overlaw 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 3 out, not fluent next, nudged out flat, won at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar beating Riddleofthesands (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Ouest Eclair (FR) 15-2 (10-6) In rear, outpaced and reminders before 8th, went 4th before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, mistake 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 22l behind Qoubilai (11-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
My Condor (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, led 3rd, pressed when left 3 lengths clear 2 out, soon ridden, just held on, won at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Oct beating Goring One (11-10) by nk, 4 ran.
Turbo Shandy 8-1 (11-1) Led in start, chased leading trio, went 3rd 7th, 2nd next, led and went right 9th, joined 2 out, ridden and headed before mistake last, eased when well held flat, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Knapp Bridge Boy (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.