Moveable Asset has won on the Flat and over timber in Ireland for Willie Mullins but hasn't run since September. Rumble Of Thunder landed a Musselburgh handicap early last month and made a bold bid to defy a 4lb rise back there a couple of weeks later when Kayaan was six length behind. CLOUD CREEPER had been unfortunate not to have won a race before finally doing so in impressive fashion at Southwell and doesn't look badly treated for his handicap debut. He's just handed the vote in receipt of 8lb from Top Gamble, who had just started to weaken over 3m on heavy ground at Exeter when coming to grief in a race won by subsequent Cheltenham winner Fingal Bay.
Top Gamble (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, chased winner briefly 2 out, 4th and weakening when fell last, in a race won by Fingal Bay (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.
Moveable Asset (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Raced 3rd of the 4 until a bit slow 4th and soon last, 3rd again 4 out, struggling from next, slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace run-in, not quite get the 2nd spot, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Bob Le Beau (11-9) at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Aug.
Rumble Of Thunder (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, every chance last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind New Year's Eve (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Dartford Warbler (IRE) 3-1fav (11-1) With leader, led 5th to next, driven 8th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Jet Master (11-7) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Hidden Justice (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) In touch, jumped slowly 6th, behind from next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Full Shift (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Cloud Creeper (IRE) Evensfav (11-2) In rear, headway before 4 out, mistake 3 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, won at Southwell 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft beating Mondo Cane (11-2) by 10l, 7 ran.
Shalone 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place well before 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Alderley Rover (10-13) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Master Of The Hall (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 5, 23l behind Forward Flight (10-6) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy.
The Knoxs (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, weakened before 5 out, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Top Wood (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb, 13 ran.
Kayaan 7-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, one pace, 3rd of 7, 10l behind New Year's Eve (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.