BEAU DANDY is inconsistent but is well enough treated at his best and, with his rider's claim a bonus, he's taken to see off some very moderate opposition. Esme Rides A Gaine gained a shock victory here in December, when Samson Collonges was well beaten, but couldn't cope with a 7lb rise on her next start. Soul Angel hasn't won since 2011 and was well beaten when runner-up at Ayr last time while Sam Patch has a strike-rate of 1-33 and is still a maiden over fences.
Beau Dandy (IRE) 3-1 (10-3) Tracked leadrs, mistake 8th, went 2nd before 11th until before 15th, outpaced after 16th, stayed on take 3rd bypassing omitted last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Nail 'm (11-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Reland (FR) 25-1 (10-2) Mid-division on outside, in rear from 4th, behind 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Newdane Dancer (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb, 9 ran.
Esme Rides A Gaine 12-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, outpaced 13th, plugged on to take 4th after last, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 26l behind Over And Above (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Trouble In Paris (IRE) 7-2 (9-13) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 6 out, tailed off from 4 out, modest 4th, 4th of 5, 38l behind The Panama Kid (11-11) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Samson Collonges (FR) 5-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, blundered badly and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Gibbstown (11-1) at Ayr 3m 1f cond hcp chs (5) hvy, 6 ran.
Soul Angel 5-1 (10-7) Led until after 1st, with leader, led again before 8 out, headed 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 6, 16l behind Gibbstown (11-1) at Ayr 3m 1f cond hcp chs (5) hvy.
Sam Patch 5-1 (9-11) In touch, challenged 4 out, every chance last, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Whiskey Ridge (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Filbert Fox (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, reminders from 4th, not fluent and lost place 8th, rider looked to be having tack problems before next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Boris The Blade (9-10) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft, 10 ran.
Wave Breaker (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) With leaders and wide, mistake 9th, outpaced from 3 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 7, 16l behind Whiskey Ridge (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Master Conor (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leader until 12th, weakened before 14th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Salut Honore (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec '12, 4 ran.