TAHITI PEARL had to battle to beat Sergeant Pink at Sedgefield on Boxing Day but the runner-up franked the form later. Sue Smith's gelding found a higher mark and better company too handle at Doncaster four weeks ago but is back in the right grade here and can get back to winning ways. Saddle Pack is a course and distance winner on good going and can't be ignored but Diamond Frontier is inconsistent and not the force of old. Nowurhurlin could be interesting as he's had just the one run over fences and was only beaten a length-and-a-half off today's mark over hurdles last time but the remainder are too unreliable to consider.
Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, went 3rd from 9th, reminders and weakened before 10th, 6th of 8, well behind The Chazer (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.
Diamond Frontier (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Tracked leader until after 4th, lost place before 8th, well beaten 3 out, 6th of 9, 29l behind Shangani (11-5) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Bogside (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, headway 4 out, led approaching 2 out, narrow leader when fell last, in a race won by Wild Geese (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Feb, 6 ran.
Nowurhurlin (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) In touch, headway 2 out, ridden and every chance last, driven and no extra near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind My Idea (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Gold Cygnet (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Prominent, weakened from before straight, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Ransom (11-10) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft in Apr.
Primrose Time 33-1 (11-2) In rear, weakened and jumped slowly 8th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Quite The Man (11-10) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in May, 8 ran.
Saddle Pack (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway to go 4th before 3 out, kept on from last, 4th of 8, 6l behind Bertie Milan (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 17-2 (11-0) In rear, headway 4 out, kept on one pace from 2 out, hit last, 4th of 13, 8l behind Billy Cuckoo (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Cabbyl Doo 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right 1st, jumped slowly 4th, outpaced next, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 32l behind Stormhoek (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Jul.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Towards rear, mistake 6th, headway 4 out, went 4th 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 22l behind Sacre Toi (11-10) at Ayr 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.