Di Kaprio likes it here and made all over course and distance three weeks ago, though is 8lb higher now. Flicka Williams will appreciate a return to handicap company having contested a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last time but Bob's World was disappointing when joint favourite at Haydock 10 days ago and has yet to prove he stays this far. Lingfield scorer Madness Light may be improving and Oscatara could be interesting if attracting market support while Quick Decisson is better than he showed last time. Scots Gaelic has place claims again but the handicapper has taken a real chance with NOTUS DE LA TOUR. He's shown little so far this term but his sights have been lowered here and he'd go very close if now fully wound-up.
Woodpole Academy (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Prominent, mistake 8th, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Like Minded (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft.
Flicka Williams (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, bad mistake 7th, effort 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, weakened before next, 5th of 7, well behind Kings Palace (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd.
Notus De La Tour (FR) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, weakened quickly 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 16th of 17, 39l behind Vendor (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft in Nov.
Oscatara (IRE) 7-4fav (10-9) Raced keenly, led after 1st, made rest, stayed on strongly under pressure before last, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec '12 beating Billy Twyford (10-12) by 4l, 18 ran.
Madness Light (FR) 6-4fav (10-9) Made all, driven 2 out, stayed on well, well in command flat, won at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Strollawaynow (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway from 3 out, kept on and no impression, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Strongpoint (11-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Di Kaprio (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Made all, clear after 2nd until 5th, driven approaching last, stayed on gamely, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs beating Scales (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Boston Blue 14-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, headway to 2nd approaching 4 out, led 4 out, ridden between last 2, headed last, not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Radmores Revenge (11-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Bob's World 3-1fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, every chance 3 out, weakening when mistake last, 5th of 7, 12l behind Leviathan (11-6) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Quick Decisson (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 12, 22l behind Moujik Borget (11-1) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Juno The Muffinman (IRE) 2-1 (10-9) Tracked leading pair, challenged on inside 6th, led narrowly 3 out, ridden and headed between last 2, kept on, always held flat, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Lac Sacre (10-7) at Southwell 2m cnd/am sll hdl (5) gs.