Only Witness and Honest John have both shown a liking for this track in the past and should make their presence felt again. Big News has taken well to fences, winning at Ludlow before going close at Exeter, while Tafika has been placed twice at Sandown since winning over a shorter trip at Leicester though is probably a few pounds too high at present. CALL IT ON is still awaiting a first victory over the larger obstacles but has gone close on a couple of occasions and is only a pound higher than when bolting up over hurdles here last month. The ground will suit and he could be the one to beat though Trojan Sun never seems to run a bad race.
Big News 10-3 (10-7) Tracked leader, led 5th, headed 7th, mistake 9th, led 14th, headed and went right 2 out, every chance when knuckled last, not recover, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind De La Bech (10-12) at Exeter 3m nov chs 0-125 (4) gd in Mar.
Only Witness (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Prominent, jumped big and reminder 11th, mistake 14th, jumped slowly and lost place 15th, behind 17th, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Richard's Sundance (11-5) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
The Musical Guy (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Jumped right at times, prominent, led 4th until before 9th, not fluent 12th, hit 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Howard's Legacy (11-7) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Feb.
Reblis (FR) 9-2 (11-10) Led to 3rd, remained close up, led again 10th, headed 4 out, weakened before 2 out, last of 7, well behind Rebeccas Choice (11-0) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Honest John 6-1 (11-8) Tracked leader until 7th, ridden 11th, weakened next, tailed off when blundered last, 6th of 8, well behind The Black Baron (10-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.
Tafika 5-1 (11-7) Mistake 1st, chased leaders, mistake 11th and went 2nd soon after, led after 12th, ridden and headed before dropped to 3rd briefly before 3 out, rallied to 2nd before next, no chance with winner approaching last, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Merrion Square (11-9) at Sandown 3m am chs 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Leg Iron (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Led until 4th, remained prominent, effort after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 8, well behind Well Refreshed (10-5) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Call It On (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up in touch in 4th, chased winner from 6th, led 8th, drew clear before 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar beating Lady From Geneva (10-13) by 13l, 6 ran.
Trojan Sun 2-1fav (11-5) Prominent, mistake and lost place 10th, closed after 13th, jumped right 3 out, no impression on winner next, one pace, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Di Kaprio (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.