King Fingal has passed up many similar opportunities since winning a maiden hurdle at Musselburgh two years and is worth opposing again though the quicker ground will aid his cause while Tayarat is better receiving weight from superior rivals. RANO PANO's latest third at Sedgefield wasn't a bad effort and she won on the Polytrack in January. Garry Lavery takes off 10lb and Brian Ellison's filly may well be good enough to get back to winning ways with few of the others boasting any worthwhile form.
Arrayan 14-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 29l behind Jumps Road (11-0) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Tayarat (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 9, 12l behind Stanley Bridge (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Billy Thiss 100-1 (11-0) Held up in touch and keen, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 30l behind Alphabetical Order (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Gumnd (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right 3rd, lost place when slow next, slow again 5th, mistake next, well behind before 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Coverholder (11-10) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
King Fingal (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, challenging when mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Stage Acclaim (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in Jun.
Mezarat (ITY) 6-1 (10-9) In rear, headway to chase leaders 3 out, mistake next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind King's Road (11-5) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
No Quarter (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway to challenge 3 out, lost 3rd from 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, well behind Counsel (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Rare Coincidence 66-1 (10-13) Raced freely, soon led, headed 6th, rallied 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 11th of 15, 34l behind Cara Court (9-10) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Inis Beag (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw rr, last from 4th where mstk, to by 6th & pu bef 6out, in a race won by Millie Le Bach (12-0) at Tramore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Giveitago 28-1 (10-8) Jumped left 1st, held up in last pair in touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Boston Blue (11-8) at Doncaster 2m clm hdl (5) gd.
Landown Littlerock 5-1 (8-10) Edged right start, in touch, lost place over 2f out, 5th of 7, 18l behind Tyrur Ted (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-58) (6) pol in Feb (flat).
Star Kingdom (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 10, 24l behind Totalize (11-0) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Rano Pano (USA) 7-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on to 3rd approaching last, one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Stanley Bridge (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.