BLAZING BULL was doing his best work at the finish over 3m at Musselburgh last month. With John Dawson claiming 7lb, John Wade's nine-year-old is probably the one to beat over this longer trip. D'Gigi was placed here over hurdles and probably has more to offer over fences but Smart Act has questions to answer now after being pulled up at Ludlow and Hollins has managed to complete just one of four starts over fences here. Mystified was tried over this trip three times over hurdles but was well beaten on each occasion and probably has stamina issues.
Hollins 20-1 (11-0) Chasing leaders when fell 10th, in a race won by Rapidolyte De Ladalka (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f nov chs 0-125 (4) gs in Feb, 5 ran.
D'Gigi 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, reminders 13th, ridden and outpaced in rear when mistake 4 out, soon weakened, last of 5, 29l behind Dusky Bob (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Smart Act (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, jumped left 8th, lost touch before 12th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Big News (10-9) at Ludlow 3m nov chs 0-110 (4) sft in Feb, 12 ran.
Over And Above (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division on inside, lost place 5th, reminder next, soon struggling and behind, lost touch when pulled up after 7th, in a race won by Rowan Road (10-1) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec, 12 ran.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, pushed along before 10th, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 21l behind Be My Deputy (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Blazing Bull (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Towards rear, some headway before 4 out, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 6l behind Knight Woodsman (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Mystified (IRE) 22-1 (10-5) Always behind, blundered and struggling 12th, never on terms, 5th of 8, 23l behind Ancient Times (9-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Appeal Denied (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Jumped slowly 2nd, tracked leading pair, lost place after 7th, behind when blundered 9th, not recover, pulled up before next, in a race won by Emperor Charlie (10-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Mar '12, 6 ran.