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  • Last Updated: January 21 2013, 16:31 GMT

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Bold Sir Brian: Arguably the pick of the northern crop
Bold Sir Brian: Arguably the pick of the northern crop

Katenko was a nine-length winner of useful sorts at Sandown including Fruity O'Rooney in third. That was just his third start since arriving from France and, having been mentioned as a possible Gold Cup dark horse by jockey Aidan Coleman, the best is surely yet to come.

Watch Katenko winning at Sandown!

Bold Sir Brian was favourite for last weekend's abandoned Peter Marsh and is re-routed here. The easy winner of Sandown Listed intermediate chase won by Looks Like Trouble, Bacchanal and Impek amongst others last time, he's arguably the best staying chaser in the north right now and remains firmly on the rise.

Watch Bold Sir Brian winning at Sandown!

Court By Surprise has progressed steadily over fences and fought hard to win at Doncaster last time. Unexposed and capable of better, but very much has to prove that testing ground isn't a problem should those conditions arise on Town Moor.

Watch Court By Surprise winning at Doncaster!

Walkon has finished runner-up in two valuable Cheltenham handicaps this season but the RSA Chase is the only time he's previously tackled three miles. In this race, he looked to be outstayed up the Cheltenham hill so while he's well enough treated on some of his old form, stamina has to rate a concern.

Watch Walkon's run in the RSA Chase!

Cape Tribulation - last season's Cheltenham and Aintree hero - bounced back to form in the Rowland Meyrick on Boxing Day. The winner of a Grade Two hurdle here in the past, he's still feasibly treated on his form over timber and the way he travelled at Wetherby was most impressive.

Watch Cape Tribulation winning at Wetherby!

Harry The Viking finished ninth in hennessy in first time cheekpieces having pulled up at Cheltenham behind Monbeg Dude and in the Scottish National before that. Second in the NH Chase though and unbeaten in two course starts, including this win in December 2011.

Watch Harry The Viking winning at Doncatser!

Mister Hyde's fortunes have improved since being fitted with headgear, winning over hurdles in blinkers in May and in a visor at Market Rasen before victory at Kempton. This effort once again confirmed his liking for give underfoot and was visually very impressive.

Watch Mister Hyde winning at Kempton!

Fruity O'Rooney put up a decent effort when third behind Katenko at Sandown last time which was a return to form since this sterling effort at Cheltenham in March. He was third in last year's Sky Bet Chase when Jamie Moore's saddle slipped and off a similar mark he's interesting.

Watch Fruity O'Rooney finishing second at Cheltenham!

Duke Of Lucca finished a modest 11th in the Hennessy but had shaped well on his reappearance when chasing home Roberto Goldback at Ascot. Yet to win in handicap company nor under extremes of going, but has generally been consistent enough to warrant respect.

Watch Duke Of Lucca finishing second at Ascot!

Calgary Bay has failed to shine in two starts this season and finished 14th (beaten 129l) in the Grand National on his final run last term but is just 4lbs higher than when winning this race last year as a result. Watch the replay and see how he found full stride once turning for home at a track he clearly adores.

Watch Calgary Bay winning the 2012 Sky Bet Chase!

Ikorodu Road was not disgraced when 10th in the Hennessy and subsequently maintained his good course record when a close fifth behind Court By Surprise. Made Harry The Viking pull out all the stops in December 2011 before beating Junior here in March of that season. That effort looks better all the time but while consistent, this one is weighted to the hilt and finds winning a shade difficult.

Watch Ikorodu Road winning at Doncaster!

Galaxy Rock finished a 15-length fourth 12 months ago from a 4lb higher mark and it's easy to excuse his latest run. In great form last season, including when winning at Cheltenham in November, and has reserves of stamina which look set to come in handy.

Watch Galaxy Rock winning at Cheltenham!

Saint Are attracted each-way money before falling early in the Hennessy before finishing a fair fourth behind Master Overseer and Quartz de Thaix at Cheltenham. Just the one win over fences but that came in a competitive handicap at the Grand National meeting, which you can see below.

Watch Saint Are winning at Aintree!


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