BROOMFIELD did himself no favours by taking a keen hold on his debut over 2m here three weeks ago and found little in the final furlong. He should have learned from that experience and with today's shorter trip likely to suit Paul Nicholls' charge can open his account. Improvement is also expected from Conigre and Dark Shadow, but Jumps Road could prove a bigger danger on the evidence of his debut effort over today's distance at Fontwell. Silver Stirrup is a half-brother to the useful hurdler Won In The Dark and the son of High Chaparral is worth noting on his debut.
Bidon Roi King O' The Mana gelding out of Bogus Ballet.
Broomfield 5-4fav (10-8) Took keen hold, pressed leader, led narrowly after 3f, edged left and headed over 1f out, well outpaced by leading duo inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Medinas (10-8) at Newbury 2m NH flat (5) gs.
Conigre 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon driven and no impression, 6th of 12, 15l behind Keys (10-12) at Ffos Las 1m 6f 3yo nhf (5) gs in Nov.
Dark Shadow 6-4fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 2f, chased winner over 3f out briefly, weakened 2f out, 10th of 16, 21l behind What A Warrior (10-7) at Warwick 1m 6f nhf (5) gs in Feb.
Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Hayley Cometh.
Ericson Bollin Eric colt out of Sohapara.
Judge Davis Alflora colt out of Minimum.
Jumps Road 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 49l behind Ericht (11-3) at Newbury 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.
Silver Stirrup (IRE) High Chaparral gelding out of Meseta.
Trevis 33-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, took keen hold, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 41l behind Be My Present (10-1) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd.
Turbo Du Ranch (FR) Useful gelding out of Zoumba Du Ranch.
Cailin Maghnailbhe (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led after 5f, headed over 7f out, chased leader until 5f out, ridden 4f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 11, 45l behind Jaya Bella (11-2) at Lingfield 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) sft in Feb.
County Hotel (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Held up, weakened over 4f out, last of 11, well behind Tante Sissi (10-7) at Fakenham 2m mrs N H flat (4) gs in Feb.
Forgotten Promise Revoque filly out of Ivory's Promise.
Frolic Along (IRE) Medecis filly out of High Glider.
Ginger Fizz Haafhd filly out of Valagalore.
Lady Kathleen Hernando filly out of Lady Of Fortune.
Rachael's Ruby 66-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, soon lost place, 7th of 17, 28l behind Oscar Magic (10-4) at Kempton 2m NH flat (5) gs in Feb.