It's almost eight years since Downpatrick winner Deputy Consort last ran in this country and he looks to be facing a stiff task at the weights. Kai Broon has been off the track for a while but there are possibilities about Bene Lad, a winner at Ayr in February, though he appears held by JACK THE GENT on a line through Wilde Pastures. George Moore's nine-year-old is certainly built to jump fences and has been knocking on the door. His second to Conquisto at Southwell last month looks the best form on offer and he can finally open his account. Saddle Pack has ability but is hard to predict and none of the others make much appeal on what they've shown recently.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway to chase winner over 8f out, quickly weakened over 3f out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Dolatulo (11-0) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar.
Inoogoo (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway 6th, not fluent 9th, weakened 3 out, 9th of 12, 21l behind Cedre Bleu (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Mar.
Kai Broon (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, no impression before next, 8th of 12, 20l behind War Singer (11-12) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Bene Lad (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) In touch, headway to track leaders 4 out, soon no impression, 4th of 5, 18l behind Wilde Pastures (11-1) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Mar.
Deputy Consort (USA) 7-1 (11-7) Settled in rear, some headway from 4 out and left 4th next, about 5 lengths down when left in front after 2 out, asserted last and soon ridden, wandered under pressure late run-in, driven right out, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Mar beating In The Haven (11-3) by 3l, 8 ran.
Saddle Pack (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) In rear, headway before 3 out, chasing leaders when blundered badly last, no extra run-in, 6th of 10, 7l behind Diamond Frontier (11-3) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Freddie Brown 10-1 (10-3) Close up, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 8th of 10, 37l behind Swift Arrow (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.
Primrose Time 40-1 (10-13) Led to 4th, pecked 6th, weakened from 7th, tailed off, 9th of 10, 35l behind Diamond Frontier (11-3) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Tracked leader, blundered 3rd, led 4 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Quite The Man (11-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.