Ellistrin Belle was third on her debut here last month but behind today's rival Bypass, who was well beaten at Doncaster subsequently. We'd rather concentrate on newcomers Je T'Aime and KOBEN JET, with preference just for the latter. The former is a half-sister to Willie Mullin's smart hurdler/chaser Jy Vole but Steve Gollings' mare is closely related to Flat winner Dakiyah and jumper Darenjan and, being by Sakhee, may just have more natural speed.
Ellistrin Belle 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Midnight Minx (11-12) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Joe's Apple (IRE) Saddlers' Hall mare out of Portia's Delight.
Alicesam 16-1 (10-0) Towards rear, effort over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 43l behind Orchard Boy (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (5) std in Jan.
Bypass 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, every chance over 4f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 16, 16l behind Purple Bay (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Je T'aime (IRE) Heron Island filly out of J'y Reste.
Koben Jet Sakhee filly out of Darariyna.
Resourceful Miss 16-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, not much room inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, never nearer, 5th of 10, 4l behind Sgt Reckless (11-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan.