Dubawi Island will be fancied to complete the hat-trick after victories at Bangor and Plumpton but won't find it easy to give the weight to last month's progressive Huntingdon third MAY BE SOME TIME, who gets the nod. Morning Reggie has hinted at ability and is the other one to note as Chicoria, fourth in a bumper last time, makes his hurdling debut.
Dubawi Island (FR) 8-13fav (11-12) Held up mid-division, smooth headway to challenge before 2 out, soon led, hit last, held on well, won at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan beating Civil War (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Barney Rubble 25-1 (11-0) Behind, hit 1st, struggling after 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Wuff (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Chicoria (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, pushed along and edged right 3f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Aiaam Al Namoos (10-9) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Eaton Rock (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division when brought down 1st, in a race won by Blue Heron (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar, 14 ran.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear, reminder after 4th, never on terms, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, 46l behind Kelvingrove (10-2) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
May Be Some Time 5-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 4th before last, kept on to take 3rd place last 75 yards, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Speedy Tunes (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Morning Reggie 10-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 11, 25l behind Un Ace (11-2) at Doncaster 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb.
Aster's Approval 150-1 (10-12) Held up, took keen hold, ridden and struggling from 4th, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Agreement (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs in Mar.
Ronnie Rockcake 66-1 (10-12) Led until after 1st, chased leader, not fluent 2nd, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 13, well behind Agreement (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs in Mar.
Nowweareseven 20-1 (10-12) Pulled hard in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 20l behind Blue Buttons (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.