Probably best to focus on the three coming into this from the top of the weights, Grand Introduction was a ready winner just six-days-ago over course and distance but now carries 7lbs more in what looks a stronger race. Oneida Tribe was demoted to second after dead-heating at Bangor and now tries some blinkers but CEANN SIBHEAL is the selection today, after absolutely bolting up in first-time blinkers at Uttoxeter four days ago. Thomas Greatrex negates the 7lbs penalty, so he can race here of the same mark which makes him look incredibly well handicapped if the blinkers work the oracle again.
Ceann Sibheal | J: Thomas Greatrex T: Warren Greatrex
Well beaten in all his first three chase starts but looked like a different horse last time at Uttoxeter with first-time blinkers added to the tongue tie, running out an 18 lengths winner on Heavy ground. That run was only 4-days-ago so gets in here off a 7lbs penalty which Thomas Greatrex negates so is affectively running off the same mark.
Oneida Tribe | J: A. P. Heskin T: Robin Dickin
Lightly raced 9-year-old made his seasonal debut here in December over 2m5f travelling well but weakened at the end of his race suggesting he may have needed the run, better at Bangor last month when dead-heating (subsequently demoted to second) up 2lbs for that and now tries first-time blinkers.
Grand Introduction | J: Alain Cawley T: Fergal O'Brien
Stable enjoying a real purple patch currently and that includes this 8-year-old gelding who won just six-days-ago over this course and distance. One time a useful novice hurdler for this yard he has potential to rise up the handicap again, due to carry 1lb more in future. Definite chance if this race does not come too soon.
Colmers Hill | J: Matt Griffiths T: Jeremy Scott
Ran a good race on his return this year at Fontwell, back over the same course and distance in December he ran another solid race finishing 4 and a half lengths second. Was under pressure when falling last time and took quite a heavy fall that day, may need a confidence booster to get over that.
Call Carlo | J: Charlie Deutsch T: Venetia Williams
Very lightly raced 11-year-old with just the five runs so far, returned from a 1,408-day lay-off last time but showed very little and beaten nearly 100 lengths. Now chasing and steps up in trip but needs big improvement on that form to feature in what looks a more competitive race.
Over My Head | J: Jack Quinlan T: Claire Dyson
Still just the 1 win in 23 starts and that came in December 2013, ran a better race than he had for a while when 2nd on return from an absence at Huntingdon on Boxing Day. Well beaten in two starts since however and now racing from 6lbs out of the handicap, tough to see him featuring here.