That'lldoboy hasn't been seen since falling when in touch over a slightly longer trip here in January but Ruby Walsh still prefers him to last month's Market Rasen sixth Rebel Du Marquis. Havingotascoobydo is weighted to figure if his jumping holds up while Divers usually runs well here, though may need more help from the handicapper if he's to get back in the winner's enclosure. There should be more to come from Easter Meteor this season and Nadiya De La Vega is equally lightly-raced, while Triangular was strongly fancied for a handicap over the National fences in April only to be pulled up. Nigel Twiston-Davies has won this twice in the last five years so we'll stick with MAD MOOSE, who overcame several errors to win a novices' handicap here on his final start in the spring. He'll have plenty of schooling over the summer and clearly has the ability to make a name for himself over fences. Bobowen never seems to run a bad race but may just be in the handicapper's grip now.
Tartak (FR) 22-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, blundered 8th, pushed along before 11th, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous, 15th of 26, well behind Always Waining (10-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr.
Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 9-2fav (11-5) Towards rear, ridden before last, never dangerous, 6th of 16, 13l behind The Disengager (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep.
Divers (FR) 3-1fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 5 out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 41l behind The Knoxs (11-7) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.
Triangular (USA) 7-1 (10-13) In touch, weakened before 8th, behind when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Always Waining (10-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 26 ran.
Mad Moose (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, blundered 10th, not fluent 11th, mistake 13th, 16 lengths 5th when not fluent 4 out, went 3rd after 3 out, closed from 2 out, 10 lengths down last, stayed on to catch weary rivals and lead towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Apr beating Arctic Ben (11-1) by 3l, 6 ran.
Idarah (USA) 33-1 (11-4) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 12l behind The Disengager (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep.
Lancetto (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden and outpaced before 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 6, 43l behind Pacha Du Polder (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, good headway on wide outside well before 2 out, led 2 out, ridden before last, headed and no extra flat, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Ciceron (10-12) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.
Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 9-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, reminders before 6th, soon lost place, behind from 11th, 7th of 14, 35l behind Quincy Des Pictons (9-7) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec.
Bobowen (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway 6 out, left 2nd after last, soon every chance, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind The Disengager (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep.
Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Raced in 3rd, not fluent early, effort and no impression 3 out, mistake 2 out, virtually pulled up, tailed off, 3rd of 4, well behind Shakervilz (11-2) at Listowel 2m 4f chs hvy in Sep.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 16, 18l behind The Disengager (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep.
Gilbarry (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Prominent, hit 4th, not fluent next, challenged 3 out, led and hit next, soon headed, one pace flat, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Spock (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Kauto Relko (FR) 8-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, blundered 4 out, headway before next, every chance when blundered badly and unseated rider last, in a race won by The Disengager (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep, 16 ran.
Easter Meteor 10-11fav (11-7) With leader, led 4th, not fluent 6th, went slightly left from 4 out, driven out and stayed on well from last, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (4) gd in Apr beating Webberys Dream (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Waited with towards rear, left closer 4 out, 6th next, disputing 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 11l behind Faltering Fullback (9-12) at Listowel 3m hcp chs hvy in Sep.
Campbonnais (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Led, joined 6 out, headed next, weakened, 10th of 18, 46l behind Bundle Of Fun (10-6) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-130 gd.
Mister Matt (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased winner until not fluent 4th, mistake 6th, not fluent 9th, soon beaten, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Marodima (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
That'lldoboy (FR) 5-1fav (10-13) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside when fell 3 out, in a race won by Bless The Wings (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) gs in Jan, 16 ran.
Life Of A Luso (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Behind, plugged on fron last, never involved, 5th of 10, 9l behind Shoegazer (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f listed hcp chs (1) sft in Sep.