Frankie's Promise was in fine form in bumpers a year ago, winning at Ayr and Perth. He has unseated his rider twice in five starts over timber and jumped moderately in the remaining three though he hasn't been beaten far in any. If he improves his jumping he'll go close though WILD CARD has to be the one to be on. He was attempting to concede weight all round at Wetherby last time following his victory for Henry Daly at Towcester. That was his first start for Donald McCain and only his fifth career run so there should be more to come. Native Spa was beaten out of sight over 3m2f at Catterick on his debut over hurdles while Blue Bellini showed very little in a Kelso bumper last month.
Wild Card 10-3 (11-5) Led, mistake 3rd, challenged and mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, weakened run-in, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Three Kingdoms (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Frankie's Promise (IRE) 15-8 (11-2) In touch when blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Titus Bolt (11-2) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Native Spa (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leader, led 4th, headed before 6th, led again 7th, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, well behind The Last Samuri (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Blue Bellini 16-1 (11-2) Towards rear, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 12, 26l behind Knocklayde Express (10-13) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (6) gs in Feb.