Mojolika wasn't give a hard time on his hurdling debut and is likely to win races over this sort of trip when the ground dries out further. Recent Doncaster second Victor Leudorum should also be winning soon, while Amtired has been placed twice in handicap company lately. BAR DE LIGNE is the one to beat, however, if you ignore his latest run in better company at Newcastle as the runner-up went on to boost the form of his C&D win in January at Musselburgh.
Amtired 8-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden after 6th, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd last, edged left flat, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Tayarat (9-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Feb.
Bar De Ligne (FR) 9-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, went 2nd from 9th until before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 9, 36l behind Dark Glacier (11-4) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hdl (3) gs in Feb.
Bellapais Abbey (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, led after 1st, raced wide and headed before and blundered 4 out, quickly weakened, pulled up before 3 out, tailed off, in a race won by Fourth Estate (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd, 7 ran.
Business Bay (USA) 40-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Edas (10-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug (flat).
Sun Cloud (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Mistake 1st, not fluent and dropped towards rear 4th, behind from 6th, 9th of 11, well behind Bar De Ligne (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Victor Leudorum (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge approaching 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Oscar Nominee (11-8) at Doncaster 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gd in Feb.
Indian Emperor (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Behind, mistake 5th, headway 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 29l behind Eagle Rock (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Mojolika 40-1 (10-12) Always behind, not fluent 2nd, never a factor, 12th of 14, 46l behind Eagle Rock (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Feb.