Fayette County has won twice in very testing conditions but there's no reason why he shouldn't be suited by this slightly better ground. He's an obvious threat to all, though CALL THE COPS looks the one to be on. He's won twice on similar going to this and his defeat at Ascot last time came on heavy going over a longer trip. Cool George won a bumper at Exeter and has run his last five races over hurdles there. He's rarely been beaten far and should go well while Morito Du Berlais looks as though he has more to offer. MIlanese was in the process of running a big race when falling at the third last here in December and is one to keep an eye on.
Call The Cops (IRE) 11-1 (11-8) Held up in touch in 5th, dropped to last pair 7th, modest 4th well before 2 out, kept on run in pressing for modest 3rd, 4th of 7, 19l behind Champagne West (11-12) at Ascot 2m 6f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Jan.
Fayette County (IRE) 11-8fav (11-3) Pulled hard early, tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 3 out, led well before 2 out, pushed along and stayed on well flat, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Vicente (11-3) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Bonds Conquest 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 13, 45l behind Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Cool George 2-1 (11-0) Chased leader until before 4th, went 2nd again after 4th, led before 2 out, strongly pressed when mistake last, soon headed, dropped to 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Liberty One (11-3) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Hot Pepper 100-1 (11-3) Took keen hold and held up in rear, reminders after 4th, losing touch when mistake next, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Liberty One (11-3) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Kilcullen Article (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Pr, 2nd 1/2 way, close 2nd 2out, prog to disp bef last, kow aft last, won at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Dr Patmassini (11-6) by 3l, 11 ran.
Lookslikerainted (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Rcd 4th/5th, prog to chase ldrs 4out, rdn to ld last, ro best, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Feb '13 beating Waddingtown Hero (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Milanese (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, effort towards stands side rail 4 out, 3 lengths down in 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Sausalito Sunrise (10-9) at Chepstow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 7 ran.
Morito Du Berlais (FR) 11-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 7th, chased leaders before 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 15, 33l behind Aubusson (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
The Bogman's Ball 18-1 (11-3) Tracked leader until before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 4th of 6, 23l behind Robbers Roost (11-0) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.