KILCOOLEY followed-up a bumper win with a comfortable victory on his hurdling debt over track and trip. Charlie Longsdon's charge can defy a penalty and go in again. Pair Of Jacks has also won a bumper and made a promising start to hurdling when third at Newcastle. Such A Legend was set a stiff task at Ascot on his debut over timber and should fare better in this while Royal Macnab wasn't beaten that far at this track on his first attempt over obstacles and drops back in trip today.
Kilcooley (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Tracked leader, led before 4th, clear and hit 2 out, kept on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Feb beating Certification (10-13) by 13l, 9 ran.
Flash Tommie (IRE) 150-1 (10-7) Not fluent 1st, behind, struggling 5th, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mountain Tunes (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Jac The Legend 6-1 (10-12) Narrow leader when field came into view after 5th, headed and outpaced in 3rd when came into view again briefly after 3 out, lost place and no impression when came into view again after last, 4th of 8, 17l behind Maybe I Wont (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Master Malt 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, well behind Un Ace (11-2) at Doncaster 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb.
Pair Of Jacks (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led, clear to 4th, hung left approaching 3 out, headed next, every chance last, ridden and kept on flat, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Full Shift (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (5) gd in Nov.
Royal Macnab (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, effort 2 out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Captain Cutter (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Sedano (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Led, took keen hold, carried right by loose horse 3rd, mistake, went left and headed 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 11, 40l behind Engai (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Such A Legend 25-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, pushed along after 7th, lost place before 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Royal Boy (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Dec.