Monkey Kingdom won a maiden hurdle at Chepstow last month but another couple of recent winners look to have stronger form. BIG HANDS HARRY scored easily at Newbury last month and he gets the token vote on his yard's outstanding strike rate with hurdlers at the track. But Take The Cash has similar form given he also beat a previous winner when opening his account at Sedgefield and it would be no surprise if he came out best. Stablemate Shantou Tiger makes his hurdling bow and makes most appeal of the remainder who have shown little so far.
Big Hands Harry 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged on inside travelling well 3 out, led after 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Ziga Boy (10-12) by 10l, 13 ran.
Monkey Kingdom 4-5fav (10-12) Made virtually all, shaken up before last, ridden flat, just held on, won at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Queen's Star (10-10) by shd, 12 ran.
Take The Cash (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Made all but pressed until 2 out, clear when not fluent last, easily, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Enchanted Garden (11-9) by 13l, 6 ran.
Alfie Moone 25-1 (12-0) Led to 6; wknd qckly 12; pu aft nxt, in a race won by Foxlight (12-0) at Sir W W Wynn's 3m ptp gs, 9 ran.
Garton Star (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) In rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 48l behind Vaniteux (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb.
Shantou Tiger (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 11l behind Landmarque (11-2) at Catterick 2m (5) gs in Feb.
Flobury 125-1 (10-8) Always behind, struggling from 4 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Speedy Tunes (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
Izza Diva 125-1 (10-12) Made most to before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Bull And Bush (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.