Ogee will have come on for his recent outing at Doncaster and is back on a winning mark, while Maktu could fare better today dropping down in class. Rey Nacarado moves in the opposite direction and will need to improve in this better company, and Noble Crusader has something to prove over the marathon trip. WINTERWOOD returned to winning ways over 3m at Ffos Las when beating Arturo Uno in February. He has winning form on a quick surface and Tim Vaughan's charge looks capable of following up here.
Maktu 12-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden along 9th, no chance with leaders from 4 out, 7th of 15, 10l behind Fine Parchment (10-4) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gs.
Ogee 11-2 (11-5) Held up mid-division on inner, headway and blundered 5 out, kept on from 2 out, no impression, 4th of 11, 17l behind Always Right (10-10) at Doncaster 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd.
Burren Legend (IRE) 28-1 (10-13) Led until after 1st, prominent, ridden after 12th, lost place next (water), behind 15th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Junior (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Am hcp chs 0-140 (2) gd, 24 ran.
Noble Crusader (USA) 12-1 (11-12) Held up on outside, jumped right and niggled along from 6th, not fluent 4 out, driven and no impression, stayed on last, gaining towards finish, 4th of 8, 7l behind Baseball Ted (10-13) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Briery Fox (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway before 4 out, ridden before and in 4th and held when blundered 3 out, 4th of 8, 27l behind Rambling Minster (10-13) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Feb.
Theatre Dance (IRE) 9-2fav (11-7) Well outpaced in rear, headway 13th, went 4th after 4 out, stayed on to to 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Dashing George (11-7) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.
Double Dizzy 20-1 (9-12) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, dropped towards rear 10th, slightly hampered 16th, tailed off when rider lost iron and pulled up before last, in a race won by Regal Heights (10-7) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs, 11 ran.
Winterwood (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Prominent, went 2nd after 7th, mistake 11th, led 4 out, headed 2 out, led again last, driven out, won at Ffos Las 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb beating Arturo Uno (11-4) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Scots Dragoon 15-2 (12-0) Ran in snatches, chased leaders until lost place before 12th, close up again when slow 14th, mistake 15th, lost place again 17th, rallied under pressure from 2 out, stayed on to 4th flat, no chance with leading trio, 4th of 8, 13l behind Blu Teen (11-7) at Sandown 3m am chs 0-130 (3) gd.
Rey Nacarado (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader, left in lead 7th, joined 13th, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Wellforth (10-5) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.