Caroline Bailey's Northamptonshire yard is going along nicely at present and former pointer and hunter chaser Galway Jack can go well for the yard here off topweight. Upped somewhat harshly by 8lb for a recent Uttoxeter success though, he may find it just beyond him to concede over a stone to OIL BURNER. At home on both good and soft ground, Willie Amos' Sir Harry Lewis gelding has posted some useful form at best in half a dozen chase starts and really looked to be getting his act together the last twice, notably when landing a game success over Rudemeister last month at Carlisle. He still appears well treated despite a 7lb rise and can supplement those gains. The rest are not in the best of form but course and distance winner Allanard is a decent sort and completes the shortlist alongside Alan King's lightly-raced Volcan Surprise who sports first-time blinkers.
Galway Jack (IRE) 15-8fav (11-8) Made all, not fluent 11th, unchallenged, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar beating Financial Climate (11-3) by 14l, 4 ran.
The Panama Kid (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, weakened 5 out, 5th of 10, 47l behind Do It For Dalkey (11-7) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Allanard (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) With leader, led 12th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 17l behind Nuts N Bolts (11-2) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Feb.
Alpha One (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 9th, weakened before 4 out, last of 9, well behind Devotion To Duty (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Volcan Surprise (FR) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, challenged 4 out to next, soon ridden, lost place approaching 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 6, 19l behind Tara Rose (11-11) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Hollins 16-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 12th, chased winner from 14th, kept on and no impression from after 3 out, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Blazing Bull (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Oil Burner 9-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, led briefly 5 out, led 2 out, kept on, driven out, won at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar beating Rudemeister (11-5) by nk, 11 ran.
My Mate Vic (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Killary Bay (11-7) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hts chs (6) gd in Mar, 13 ran.
Knight Woodsman 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd at 5th until pushed along before 10th, soon outpaced jumped right and struggling, tailed off when went badly right 13th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Overyou (10-7) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 4 ran.