Some Lad won over hurdles at Newcastle last month before finishing second over fences. He must have a chance in this under Conor Shoemark. Bernardelli returns from a break but was in good form before the turn of the year and Cool Baranca is better than she's shown lately. Scimon Templar has gone close on a couple of occasions but has gone up in the weights, despite not winning. It's about time TRUST THOMAS was winning one of these. He didn't run very well when favourite here last time but looks the pick on earlier efforts at the track and at Wetherby.
Bernardelli (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on and just held for 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Circus Star (10-2) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, soon no extra, weakened last, last of 4, 20l behind Granaruid (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.
Utopian 5-1 (10-10) With leader, led 4 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, bumped soon after last, weakened run-in, 4th of 10, 6l behind Master Red (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Roc De Prince 20-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 12, 45l behind Landecker (11-3) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Cool Baranca (GER) 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 5th, headed after next, losing place when hampered before 3 out, soon weakend, 4th of 6, 28l behind Cool Sky (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
King Of Strings (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Held up in touch and keen, every chance 2 out, one pace from last, 4th of 12, 5l behind Rockabilly Riot (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Trust Thomas 10-3fav (10-13) Mid-division in touch, ridden before 2 out, came towards stand side and chased leaders between last 2, weakened before last, 7th of 10, 20l behind Keeneland (11-11) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Lone Foot Laddie (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) In rear, ridden after 4 out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, well behind Satanic Beat (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Dante's Frolic 6-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Be My Present (11-8) at Hexham 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Scimon Templar (FR) 7-2 (11-1) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Plus Jamais (11-7) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Mar.
Some Lad (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Took keen hold, led 1st, headed 3 out, beaten when not fluent last, no extra flat, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Edmund (11-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Ellistrin Belle 15-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Be My Present (11-8) at Hexham 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar, 10 ran.