RUMBAVU was only beaten half-a-length on his sole start under Rules in 2010 but has proved a consistent performer between the flags since and Sam Waley-Cohen has travelled up for the ride. He should take all the beating as Rathcor is possibly a little flattered by recent form figures and Alfoisin was beaten a long when third at Market Rasen, as was My Mate Vic at Ayr. Treacle Moon won a point-to-point at Witton Castle last month but needs to step up again to figure here.
Alfoisin (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Held up, not fluent 1st, headway to chase leader after 3rd, hit 9th and led, headed 11th, weakened after 4 out, 3rd of 7, well behind Current Exchange (12-0) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft in Feb.
Bear Witness (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Led until 9th, led 11th, headed next, weakened well before 3 out, 4th of 7, well behind Current Exchange (12-0) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft in Feb.
Digg Whitaker 3-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs til wknd 3 out, 5th of 11, 33l behind Know The Rules (12-0) at Alnwick 3m ptp gs in Feb.
Duke of Kentford 7-2 (12-6) Held up; eff 11; wknd 3 out, 5th of 8, 25l behind Pennytino (11-7) at Thorpe Lodge 3m ptp gs in Feb.
Killary Bay (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Prom til wknd qckly aft 15; pu 2 out, in a race won by Palypso De Creek (11-0) at Yorkshire Point-to-Point Club 3m ptp gs in Jan, 8 ran.
My Mate Vic (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Soon tracked leaders, went poor 3rd before 4 out, never a factor, 3rd of 8, 24l behind Tap Night (11-7) at Ayr 2m 5f nov chs (4) hvy in Feb.
Oaklands Bobby 20-1 (12-0) Led til hdd & wknd 15; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Galant Nuit (12-0) at Sinnington 3m ptp sft in Feb, 9 ran.
Putitawayforayear (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden after 11th, weakened after next, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rash Move (12-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f hts chs (6) gs in May, 6 ran.
Rathcor 18-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 15th, went 2nd after 3 out, every chance when not much room just before 2 out, switched right approaching last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Freddies Return (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m hts chs (6) sft in Feb.
Rumbavu (IRE) 6-4 (12-5) (cp) in tch til outpcd 15; lft poor 2nd 4 out, 2nd of 5, 30l behind Sorted (12-5) at Dunston Harriers 3m ptp gd in Jan.
Sea Robber (IRE) 66-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Robin Will (12-3) at Leicester 2m 7f hts chs (6) gs in Feb, 10 ran.
The Bravetraveller (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened, last of 5, well behind Sacred Mountain (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) hvy in Feb.
Tiger Billy (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) (cp) a rr; lost tch 9; to 14, 4th of 5, well behind Kildonnan (11-0) at Jedforest 3m ptp gs in Feb.
Treacle Moon 6-1 (11-7) Ap; led 3 out; stayed on up flat, won at Witton Castle 3m ptp sft in Feb beating Volo Mio (12-0) by 2l, 10 ran.