Silsol must go close again for Paul Nicholls as he is one of the few arriving in any kind of form. He was second on the Flat here last month before only finding one too good again over hurdles at Wincanton. Staigue Fort has won twice over hurdles this season and was sixth in a similar race last month following a break while Koolala won over timber at Wincanton in November and has already been successful in a bumper on the Polytrack. GREY BLUE was a little green but shaped nicely on his hurdling debut here last month. That should have blown away a few cobwebs and, as this four-year-old had winning form on the Flat, he may have too much speed for these.
Aazif (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up and always well in rear, 15th of 16, 17l behind Pass Muster (11-1) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Castle Cheetah (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 13f out until over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 24l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Castlemorris King 4-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 7, 14l behind Rum And Butter (10-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jul.
Couldhavehaditall (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 4 out, soon lost place, 11th of 16, 42l behind My Guardian Angel (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden 3 out, no extra approaching next, 6th of 11, 23l behind If In Doubt (11-8) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Dormouse 6-1 (11-5) Behind, ridden before 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 13l behind Keel Haul (10-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Gud Day (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Held up in last pair when blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Oscar Hill (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Dec, 7 ran.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 16, 11l behind Pass Muster (11-1) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Mixologist 5-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden and weakened before last, 6th of 7, 41l behind Markem (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Presenting Arms (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Held up in rear, some headway on inside 7th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 16th of 19, 48l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Silsol (GER) 7-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division on inside, stumbled 5th, not fluent next, headway to chase leaders 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace from last, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Alder Mairi (10-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Staigue Fort 20-1 (11-4) Made most until over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 13l behind Sgt Reckless (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std in Jan.
Zip Wire (IRE) 9-4 (11-6) Mid-division, slow 2nd, headway 3 out, chasing leaders when hung left next, soon no impression, 4th of 9, 12l behind Aalim (10-7) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Koolala (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) Always prominent, led 3 out, edged right before next, clear flat, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Princess Caetani (10-12) by 4l, 14 ran.
Grey Blue (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up in 6th, headway chasing leaders when went left 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, left in close 2nd and slightly hampered 2 out, ridden and lost 2nd before last, one pace under pressure run in, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Goodwood Mirage (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.