A tough race for punters with the ground likely to be against many but WIZARDS DUST handles it and can see off Garleton and Ballygalley Bob. Granted, his form has been a little below par this season but the seven-year-old has exhibited his better form when the ground is genuinely quick and back to a realistic mark, he can go well at a price. Garleton is in form having posted back to back successes at Catterick. All ground appears to come alike to him. Ballygalley Bob was allowed a soft lead at Warwick and made his rivals toil. This race is against much stronger opposition and the other riders will presumably be alert to the likelihood of a repeat. Finzi stays further than this although is unproven on the surface. Minella Four Star capsized at Warwick after holding every chance. The trip should hold few fears. Huka Lodge is an old favourite around Haydock though seems better with more give in the ground. Stagecoach Diamond was well punted at Kelso last time out. He almost got home before his finishing frailties came to bear. The most difficult race on the card to assess and Wizards Dust is put forward to minimum stakes.
Florida Dream (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Held up, headway 17th, ridden after 23rd, weakened 25th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Garde Champetre (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gs in Mar, 16 ran.
Huka Lodge (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Held up, ridden 6 out, driven and stayed on from 2 out, not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Overlady (9-12) at Carlisle 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Minella Four Star (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, mistake 7th, went 2nd 16th, led approaching 2 out, narrowly headed when fell last, in a race won by Keenan's Future (11-1) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar, 6 ran.
Stagecoach Diamond 11-4fav (9-11) Led, ridden after 2 out, headed last, kept on flat, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Mister Apple's (9-9) at Kelso 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Go West (IRE) 15-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, driven and one pace from next, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Shrewd Investor (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Peut Etre Sivola (FR) 7-2 (11-8) In touch, tracked leader from 9th, led next, hard ridden and fading when headed last, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Hazeljack (10-2) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
BallyGalley Bob (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Made all, ridden and in command last, idled towards finish, won at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Mar beating Tradingup (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Garleton (IRE) 10-3fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, blundered 1st, effort 3 out, led last, ridden out, won at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar beating Indy Mood (9-7) by 4l, 11 ran.
Wizards Dust 11-2 (11-6) In touch, outpaced 5 out, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 8, 23l behind Jorveybrook (10-8) at Newcastle 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Finzi (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Led early, outpaced and jumped left 15th, chased leading pair from 2 out, held, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Hazeljack (10-2) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Tomillielou 10-1 (11-7) Tendency to jump left, pressed leader, led 5th, headed when mistake 12th, weakened 4 out, 7th of 16, 33l behind Gerrard (11-3) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-85 (5) gd in Mar.