Sergeant Thunder has joined the Nicholls yard since winning a bumper last year. But he showed his inexperience when well beaten on his hurdling debut in January and ROCK ON ROCKY looks a safer bet. The latter found only Such A Legend too good over track and trip recently and is taken to open his account in this. Morning Reggie finished closer at this track last time while King's Opus is another likely to improve. All Riled Up has found a bit of form of late and could prove best of the rest.
Ballybough Andy (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, slight bump after 4f, pushed along 7f out, soon dropped to rear but stayed in touch, stayed on one pace final 3f, no chance with winner, 4th of 7, 20l behind Blaklion (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Flying Bandit (IRE) Bandari gelding out of Pegus Love.
King's Opus (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased winner, blundered 3 out, soon lost 2nd, mistake last weakened flat, 4th of 12, 36l behind Saint Jerome (11-6) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Morning Reggie 11-4 (10-8) Took keen hold, headway to chase leaders 3rd, went 2nd before 3 out, every chance when mistake 2 out and soon lost 2nd, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Dubawi Island (11-11) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Rock On Rocky 14-1 (10-13) Chased leader, led well before 4 out, clear when hit 3 out, ridden and headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Such A Legend (10-8) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Say When 8-1 (11-4) Held up in last pair, good headway over 3f out, no impression and weakened final 2f, 6th of 8, 19l behind King's Tempest (11-4) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Scutsisland (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along 7f out, outpaced and well beaten final 5f, 7th of 9, 30l behind Its A Sting (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Sergeant Thunder 3-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden before 2 out, one pace, weakened last, 9th of 17, well behind Rainbow Peak (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Troyan (IRE) 11-4 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 11, 6l behind At Reception (10-10) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Bahumbug 150-1 (10-7) Always behind, mistake 7th, soon weakened, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Simply A Legend (11-1) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
All Riled Up 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway and saddle slipped slightly forward after 3rd, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Fine Moment (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Lily Mars (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 33l behind Aldopicgros (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd.
Rouquine Sauvage 5-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, soon held up in rear, headway to modest 5th 3 out, poor 8th when pulled up before next, in a race won by Albert Bridge (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb, 14 ran.
Italian Symphony (IRE) 66-1 (10-1) Held up in mid-division, mistake 2 out, stayed on flat, never in contention, 6th of 11, 28l behind Paradise Valley (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.