Ohio Gold's victory at Uttoxeter will have done wonders for his confidence. Saroque is still climbing the weights but only found one too good over this trip at Exeter on his latest start. Destroyer Deployed unseated his rider when odds-on at Leicester but is capable of bouncing back and Whats Happening has his sights lowered having contested the Betbright Chase at Kempton last time. SAMINGARRY has taken really well to fences and is already a course and distance winner. His latest third at Newbury was another cracking effort and this tough sort will be hard to keep out of the firing-line.
Whats Happening (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, hit 7th, lost 3rd after 11th, chased leaders, hit 13th, weakened next, tailed off and eased before 3 out, 12th of 13, 39l behind Bally Legend (10-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Feb.
Muldoon's Picnic (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Towards rear, struggling 9th, pulled up after 11th, in a race won by Holywell (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar, 23 ran.
Ohio Gold (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Jumped left at times, prominent, mistake 1st, not fluent 5th, led after next, headed narrowly 3 out, led again next, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov chs (4) gs in Mar beating Ut Majeur Aulmes (11-0) by 3l, 4 ran.
Destroyer Deployed 8-11fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Keltic Rhythm (10-11) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Feb, 8 ran.
Saroque (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Dare To Endeavour (11-1) at Exeter 3m (3) sft in Feb.
Samingarry (FR) 14-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway 15th, challenged 4 out, outpaced and edging left before 2 out, rallied last, edged left and kept on to 3rd flat, pressed for 2nd but no chance with winner, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Roalco De Farges (11-2) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Mar.
Financial Climate (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, weakened before 16th, pulled up 18th, in a race won by Wyck Hill (11-0) at Newcastle 4m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) hvy in Feb, 16 ran.
Dont Do Mondays (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Made all, mistake 3 out, ridden next, stayed on gamely, won at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar beating Mia's Vic (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.