Tappanappa is dropped in class but hasn't won for over two years and may be flattered by his current rating. He's worth taking on with A LITTLE BIT DUSTY, who has already won three times this year including a selling contest over 1m4f here. Conor Dore's charge is preferred to Incendo though the latter went close at Kempton in January and has an advantage on today's terms with both Daring Indian and Bert The Alert. Ampleforth has been winning over hurdles of late and has a chance at the weights but has yet to score on the all-weather.
A Little Bit Dusty 7-2 (9-13) Tracked leader, joined leader over 3f out, ridden to lead approaching 3f out, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Lean On Pete (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Tappanappa (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always in rear, 10th of 11, 15l behind Litigant (9-2) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.
Daring Indian 5-6fav (9-12) Tracked leader, led over 12f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Uncle Bernie (8-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Incendo (9-1) 5th of 13, 1l behind Shining Sun (9-4) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f Clm sft.
Bert The Alert 7-2 (8-9) Dwelt, keen held up in touch, headway on outer 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Mahadee (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ampleforth 7-1 (9-8) Headway to track leader 13f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 8, 10l behind Flemish School (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.