Touch Back didn't jump very well at Huntingdon but still got up in the shadows of the post to beat Theatrebar. Tullyesker Hill was tailed off in a better race at Chepstow last time so has a bit to prove now but there are possibilities about recent course and distance winner Garde Fou and CAWDOR HOUSE BERT. The latter was confidently ridden to beat Heavenstown over 2m4f here three weeks ago and the runner-up won at Bangor shortly after. Dai Rees' seven-year-old can follow up.
Tullyesker Hill (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) In rear, pushed along briefly before 2nd, reminder after 3rd, hit 5th, weakened after next, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Buddy Bolero (11-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Rev It Up (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 13, well behind Seventh Sign (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
Touch Back (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 1st and 3rd, headway 7th, not fluent 2 out, went 2nd flat, driven ahead post, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan beating Theatrebar (11-6) by ns, 7 ran.
Double Double (FR) 5-4 (11-2) Jumped very poorly, raced in 3rd, not much room and bounced off rail after 11th, driven into 3 lengths 2nd when another error 4 out, soon weakened, last when unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Theatrelands (11-2) at Leicester 2m 4f beg chs (4) gf in Dec, 3 ran.
Heavenstown (IRE) 7-2fav (10-6) Made all, not fluent 6th, hard ridden when challenged approaching last, held on gamely, won at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar beating Warden Hill (11-10) by nk, 11 ran.
Astigos (FR) 6-5fav (11-12) 6th of 8, 43l behind Storm Alert (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Perfect Candidate (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Ran in snatches and held several positions, tracked leaders 2nd until lost place 6th (water), jumped slowly 7th and next, outpaced 9th, struggling 12th, went modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 6, 22l behind Farbreaga (10-10) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Cawdor House Bert 16-1 (10-11) Raced wide, held up in rear, headway on wide outside and hit 4 out, chased clear leader next, closed approaching 2 olut, led before last, kept on strongly flat, driven out, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Mar beating Heavenstown (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Jackies Solitaire 16-1 (11-11) 15th of 19, well behind Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Garde Fou (FR) 5-2 (11-1) Held up, headway 8th, led 3 out, clear when jumped left last 2, easily, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar beating Island Cruise (11-7) by 13l, 6 ran.
Lava Lamp (GER) 16-1 (11-4) Always in rear, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Cawdor House Bert (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.
Fishing Bridge (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Mistake 1st, chased leaders, hit 3rd, mistake and dropped to rear 5th, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Cawdor House Bert (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.
King of Dubai 7-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway when not fluent 5th, challenged 9th, led approaching 3 out, headed after 2 out, led soon after last, headed flat, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Frontier Dancer (11-3) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov '11.