Master Fiddle got off the mark at Newbury last time but had previously looked difficult to place and, though he should be suited by this first try over 3m, the six-year-old is passed over here. Lively Baron has been highly tried since completing a hat-trick here in January while Golfer's Crossing won over 2m7f at Kelso last month, though disappointed next time at Hexham. Majestic Mayhem stays well and hinted at a revival last time and Yes Tom won well over C&D in February after chasing home Grand National hero Ballabriggs over 2m4f here earlier. But McCoy's mount is no certainty to confirm latest running with ARCTIC COURT, who is 18lb better off for a 14-length defeat and is also a previous C&D winner. With Timmy Murphy likely to hold him up, he could pounce late to land this.
Lackamon 9-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, pushed along and hit 7th, lost place 8th, 11th of 13, 50l behind Skippers Brig (11-11) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Yes Tom (IRE) 8-13fav (10-5) Soon chased leaders, went 2nd 5 out, led before 3 out, soon clear, jumped left last, easily, won at Ayr 3m nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Arctic Court (11-5) by 14l, 9 ran.
Nodforms Violet (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 17, well behind Chablais (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.
Majestic Mayhem (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, led 3 out, soon strongly challenged, headed approaching last, faded, 2nd of 12, 12l behind Eyre Square (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Master Fiddle 9-2fav (11-6) Held up in touch, smooth headway 4 out, soon chasing leader, led before next, driven clear last, comfortable, won at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (3) gd in Mar beating What An Oscar (10-4) by 4l, 14 ran.
Lively Baron (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, mistake 6th and 3 out, weakened and hit 2 out, 7th of 17, 10l behind Skint (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f Novice Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4-7yo) (1) gd in Mar.
Golfer's Crossing (IRE) 9-2fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed 3 out, led again next, soon headed and weakened, 6th of 13, 26l behind Charingworth (10-10) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Arctic Court (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leading pair after next, ridden and effort approaching next, kept on same pace, no impression approaching last, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Kempski (9-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Mar.
Rathnaroughy (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden in 11th entering straight, 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 22, 24l behind Captain Paulie (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Charlie Bucket 15-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 7th, headway before 3 out, not fluent last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Zed Candy (10-13) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Drop Anchor (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 8th before 4 out, weakened before next, 11th of 14, well behind Raheenwood (10-12) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Sep.