Asker had some decent form prior to last month's run at Plumpton but ran a shocker there and may not be entirely straightforward. Leinosus arrives off the back of placed efforts in a Grade 2 and a Listed race and must be a danger to all at this level. However, he hasn't raced since November whereas TUSCAN GOLD was a close-up third in a handicap at Sandown 12 days ago and should be cherry-ripe for this. Laura Mongan's charge has been difficult to place but has undoubted ability and today might just be his day. Kauto D'Aloes has a decent pedigree and can only improve on his third at Taunton but may not come into his own until tackling fences. Newcomers Lady Barastar and Yazdi both won on the Flat but the market will be the best guide to their chances here.
Asker (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5th, lost place 4 out, 7th of 13, 48l behind Leviathan (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.
Credit For Life (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 39l behind Minella Forfitness (11-8) at Doncaster 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gd in Feb.
Lienosus (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Close up, every chance from 3 out, challenged winner between last 2, stayed on run-in, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (11-6) at Haydock 2m Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Nov.
Montys Cash 100-1 (10-11) Behind, plugged on final 3f, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 41l behind Pendra (10-3) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar '12.
Oscar Tanner (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 6f out, challenged 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Ricketyrock 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway halfway, soon weakened, last of 12, well behind Quick Decisson (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
River Sava (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 6f out, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Killyglass (11-11) at Wexford 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway when jumped slowly 6th, soon lost place, weakened after next, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Shernando (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Tuscan Gold 10-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led before 2 out, soon ridden, not fluent last, hung left and headed flat, kept on in closing stages, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Thundering Home (10-9) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Feb.
Colin's Fantasy Riverwise mare out of Duckling.
Lady Barastar (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Sommersturm (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb (flat).
Kauto D'aloes (FR) 9-2 (10-7) Chased leader led briefly approaching 4 out, challenged 3 out, ridden and every chance next, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Edmund Kean (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Shivsingh 11-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 25l behind Flashman (8-13) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun (flat).
Yazdi (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside 7f out, driven over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 16l behind Educate (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct (flat).