McIllhatton has only had a couple of runs this winter but was second in a decent handicap at Doncaster in January and has his sights lowered here. Oliver's Hill won a maiden hurdle at Wetherby on his debut for Charlie Longsdon and should appreciate the extra half-mile but SHUBAAT gets 6lb from the aforementioned pair, despite a comfortable success at Uttoxeter. He might be one to follow in the closing weeks of the season. The four-year-old Candyman Can has hinted at ability but would need more to get involved here.
Mcllhatton (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out to chase leaders, one pace, 2nd of 12, 15l behind Master Of The Game (11-3) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
Oliver's Hill (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 4 out, ridden before 2 out, pressed last, held on well towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar beating Rock A Doodle Doo (10-9) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Gair Leat (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Towards rear, ridden and struggling after 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 50l behind Ashford Wood (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Gold Carrot 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, no chance when hit 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, 46l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-0) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Lord Aldervale (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, led after 4th, headed 6th, hit next, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up next, in a race won by Night Of Passion (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Shanaderry Kin (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up, headway on inside 6f out, went 2nd 5f out until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Blaklion (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Shubaat 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, led after next, dived at last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gs in Mar beating Sir Pitt (11-1) by 5l, 12 ran.
Canarbino Girl 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 17l behind Blue Buttons (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Candyman Can (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Last pair, pushed along after 4 out, soon outpaced and no chance before mistake 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, 29l behind Baradari (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Dec.
The Selector 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, reminders after 3rd, pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Norfolk Sky (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar, 12 ran.