Desert Cry, Tetlami and Kapga De Cerisy all failed to complete in their respective races at the Cheltenham Festival. The latter had looked the more progressive of the three before that with an impressive win at Sandown when turning over odds-on favourite Fago, though that form has taken a hit since. BALLYGARVEY gave Cheltenham a miss and arrives here on a hat-trick after victories at Lingfield and Chepstow last time. Philip Hobbs' charge looks capable of better still and can defy a 9lb rise. Conquisto has won a couple of novice events that looked stronger than the race at Warwick won by Jackies Solitaire, while Greywell is also facing a much tougher task having landed a double earlier in the year.
Desert Cry (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, struggling 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Benefficient (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Tetlami (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led 6th (water), fell 10th, in a race won by Alderwood (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Mar, 23 ran.
Kapga De Cerisy (FR) 12-1 (10-8) In touch, mistake 7th, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Carrickboy (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar, 22 ran.
Ballygarvey (FR) 7-2 (10-1) Made all, not fluent 4th, ridden clear after 2 out, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) gs in Feb beating Renard (10-11) by 4l, 8 ran.
Conquisto 1-2fav (11-7) Led, headed 7th, tracked leader, led again after 4 out, clear before 3 out, easily, won at Southwell 2m nov chs (3) gd in Mar beating Jack The Gent (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Elenika (FR) 9-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 12th, challenged 3 out, led next, headed flat, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 2l behind What A Warrior (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs in Mar.
Jackies Solitaire 4-6fav (11-1) Jumped well, tracked leader, bumped 2nd, led 11th, clear from 14th, very easily, won at Warwick 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Mar beating Southway Star (10-10) by 35l, 7 ran.
Escort'men (FR) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, no impression when hit 2 out, mistake last, 2nd of 3, 17l behind Private Equity (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs 0-125 (4) gs.
Prince Of Dreams 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leading pair, left 2nd 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Morgan's Bay (9-10) at Kempton 2m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Greywell Boy 3-1 (11-5) Led until 2nd, chased leader, challenged 7th, led again after 4 out until next, driven before last, stayed on to lead again final 135 yards, won at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Mar beating Christopher Wren (10-13) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Fairy Rath (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Took keen hold in touch, ridden and struggling after normal 3 out, 5th of 10, 6l behind Five Rivers (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.