Bunratty has been placed four times over hurdles but is jumping fences for the first time in public. BRIDLINGTONBYGONES was also a long-standing maiden over the smaller obstacles but has shown enough over fences to suggest he can end his losing run as his best form is over this trip on good ground. Lough Coi has already won at Leicester and Lingfield but the conditions of this race means he can compete off level weights. He has to go well while Exotic Man has gone close at Wetherby and Musselburgh, though probably needs a bit further. Sparville is a rare runner here for Kim Bailey and will have been well schooled so shouldn't be underestimated.
Bocamix (FR) 18-1 (11-11) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 5th, plugged on again flat, 6th of 9, 11l behind Stanley Bridge (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear and in touch, went 2nd from 9th, chased winner 4 out, every chance 2 out, one pace when left 2nd at last, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Wild Geese (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Bunratty (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Northern Acres (10-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Exotic Man (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway and in touch 14th, tracked leaders when stumbled before 4 out, effort when not much room next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Everaard (11-4) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Full Ov Beans 10-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway 5th, challenged 2 out, no extra close home, 4th of 12, 6l behind Oranger (9-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Lough Coi (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway after 9th, ridden 12th, well beaten when taking modest 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 8, 34l behind Rouge Et Blanc (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Sparville (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Close up, tracked leaders 5th, ridden and 3 out and 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 13, 24l behind Valdez (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Turf Trivia 9-2 (10-4) Chased leader, led 2nd until 4th, chased leader until after 8th, chased leaders, stayed on same pace after 2 out, 4th of 8, 3l behind No Way Hozay (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.