Oaklands Bobby could only manage fifth in this 12 months ago and is thoroughly exposed but FRENCH SEVENTYFIVE is only a seven-year-old and possibly open to further improvement. Gillian Boanas' charge is a bit of a character but will be all the better for a recent run at Sinnington and edged out Scrum V at Bilsdale last May - the latter hasn't raced since. Rosie Du Berlais is also returning from a lengthy absence but Silk And Roses made all at Friars Haugh in January and has to be respected.
Another Dark Rum 5-1 (12-0) Prom; led 6 til hdd aft 3 out; wknd nxt, 4th of 8, 11l behind Sharivarry (12-0) at Dumfresshire & Stewartry 3m ptp sft in Feb.
French Seventyfive 7-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs til outpcd 15, 5th of 9, 25l behind Elusive Swallow (11-7) at Sinnington 3m ptp sft in Feb.
Newyearsresolution (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) In rear, lost touch 12th, tailed off 4 out, 6th of 10, well behind Palypso De Creek (11-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hts chs (6) hvy in Feb.
Oaklands Bobby 33-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 5 out, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 34l behind Habbie Simpson (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hts chs (6) sft in Feb.
Scrum V 14-1 (12-0) Held up; went 2nd 2 out; str run flat; just failed, 2nd of 8, nk behind French Seventyfive (12-0) at Bilsdale 3m ptp gs in May.
Rosie Du Berlais (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Led 3 til fell 10, in a race won by Hand Act Or Part (12-0) at Middleton 3m ptp gf in Apr, 9 ran.
Silk And Roses 4-7 (11-7) (tt) made all; in comm 2 out, won at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gs in Jan beating Rowan Road (12-0) by 6l, 4 ran.