Dantari will ensure there is no hanging about but he may be vulnerable up the long home straight here and it's a long time since he managed to get his head in front where it matters. Faster ground is a worry for supporters of Bangor fourth Kayfton Pete while Numen and Consult return from a break. Brunston, Young Mags and Another Kate have a bit to prove at present while this may be too tough for Small Fly and Mac Beattie but it could be within the range of CAUSEWAY KING. There was talk of Cheltenham after the former Alan King inmate won on his hurdling debut in 2009 but things didn't quite go to plan thereafter. Now with Philip Hobbs, the six-year-old will be all the better for a recent run at Warwick and is potentially much better than the majority of these.
Dantari (IRE) 9-4 (11-11) Tracked leaders, blundered 2nd, mistake next, pushed along after 12th, close 3rd from 4 out, 3 lengths off winner when mistake last, no impression after, one pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Up To The Mark (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Causeway King (USA) 9-1 (11-3) Chased winner, ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd before next, soon weakened, last of 7, 13l behind Charminster (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Brunston 11-1 (11-10) Behind, reminder 2nd, struggling 5th, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 31l behind Midnight Tuesday (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Numen (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Led, headed before 3 out, chased winner, challenged and every chance last, kept on, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Banyan Tree (11-4) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Kayfton Pete 4-1fav (12-1) Held up, stepped at 4th, headway 4 out, ridden in 4th after 3 out, no impression, 4th of 14, 29l behind Liscahill Karella (10-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Consult 3-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led 3rd, reluctant on paddock bend after 5th, headed before 3 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Lukeys Luck (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Young Mags (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, headway next, outpaced after 8th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 28l behind Pickworth (9-10) at Aintree 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Another Kate (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Raced wide, with leaders, led briefly after 3rd, lost place before 4 out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Dingat (11-11) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Small Fly (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Soon led, headed 3rd, chased leader until 6th, ridden and weakened quickly soon after, tailed off, 8th of 11, 50l behind Cinevator (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Vivarini 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leader until 3rd, jumped left mainly throughout, pushed along and lot place from 5th, jumped badly left 3 out, tailed off when jumped left and unseated rider last, in a race won by My Viking Bay (10-5) at Towcester 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) sft, 6 ran.
Mac Beattie 6-1 (10-9) Held up, hit 3rd, ridden and headway 7th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 9, 50l behind Sohappyharry (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.