The Chazer has been placed on his last three starts but was turned over at odds-on at Towcester last month and may be too high in the weights here. Alcalde is lightly raced and quite impressive when scoring at Fakenham in January while there is probably more to come from Hereford runner-up Don't Turn Bach, though he gives the impression he'll need further than this. A similar comment could be applied to O Malley's Oscar and Lively Fling is 9lb higher than when scoring at Warwick in January and has been well beaten since. Rawaaj should be thereabouts again, however, though is more exposed than most so the vote goes to ARDKILLY REBEL. It's a bold move to drop this son of Witness Box back in trip but this free-running sort should relish the task in hand and doesn't look badly treated on a mark of 108.
Lively Fling (USA) 11-2 (11-11) Prominent, jumped slowly and ridden from 5th, weakened approaching last, 4th of 9, 21l behind Pegasus Prince (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
The Chazer (IRE) 4-9fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, led next, headed when not fluent 2 out, hung left flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Jimmy The Saint (11-3) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Gentle Bob (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway to chase leaders when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, well behind Victors Serenade (11-4) at Towcester 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Right Stuff (FR) 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, fell 2nd, in a race won by Qozak (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan '10, 13 ran.
Alcalde 9-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, chased leader 6th, led just after 3 out, stayed on strongly, eased close home, won at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan beating Break The Chain (11-11) by 12l, 8 ran.
Group Leader (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, behind from 7th, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Tornado Bob (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Great Hero 22-1 (11-12) Held up, headway after 3rd, challenged 3 out until after 2 out, soon no chance with winner, demoted to 4th last, 4th of 11, 21l behind Mannlichen (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Ardkilly Rebel (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, challenged 5th, led next, headed approaching 3 out, 4th and beaten next, 4th of 14, 17l behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Don't Turn Bach (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Led until 2nd, led before next, ridden and headed approaching last, soon beaten, no extra flat, 2nd of 13, 11l behind Our Mick (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
O Malley's Oscar (IRE) 11-8fav (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th until 3 out, mistake next, ridden in 4th and one pace on long run to last, 4th of 11, 13l behind Renard D'Irlande (11-3) at Folkestone 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Royal And Ancient (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Held up, ridden and outpaced approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 24l behind Pegasus Prince (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Rawaaj Evensfav (11-5) Led, driven 3 out, jumped right next, soon strongly challenged, headed after last, kept on well, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Bocciani (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Valid Point (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, outpaced when mistake and pecked 3 out, weakened from next, 9th of 12, 37l behind Credit Swap (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.