Sausalito Sunrise had a nice confidence-booster at Bangor 11 days ago but this is a much stiffer task. Oscar Rock has started favourite for all four starts over hurdles and has been quite highly tried. But he's only managed the one win and is in danger of becoming disappointing. Kilbree Kid rattled up a hat-trick last summer but hasn't been seen since well beaten at Cheltenham in October while Landecker and Son Of Suzie look out of their depth, though the mare Tonvadosa is probably progressing. FLYING EAGLE may well have won on his hurdling debut had he not unseated his rider but made no mistake at Ffos Las next time, drawing readily clear of a subsequent winner - he might be a bit of value in this as the extra half-mile should suit.
Kilbree Kid (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Held up in touch in mid-division, not fluent 7th, pushed along after next, outpaced 9th, well behind after 4 out, stayed on approaching last, soon went 4th, no chance with leaders, 4th of 10, 33l behind Kings Palace (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Landecker (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, led soon after, kept on well run-in, won at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Lord Brendy (10-13) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 10-11fav (11-13) Tracked leaders, challenegd 8th, led before 4 out, clear when not fluent 3 out, very easily, won at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Billy Biscuit (11-1) by 12l, 6 ran.
Flying Eagle (IRE) 2-1fav (11-1) Held up on outside, headway 2nd, challenged from 4 out, led after 3 out, clear last, ridden and stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Lookslikerainted (10-8) by 9l, 10 ran.
Oscar Rock (IRE) 11-8fav (11-8) In touch, pushed along before 4 out, soon reminders and lost place, plugged on from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 37l behind Toubeera (11-1) at Haydock 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Son Of Suzie 13-2 (11-1) Led until 2nd, tracked leader until 4th, lost place before 3 out, well beaten after, 5th of 10, 19l behind Spyder (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Tonvadosa 10-3 (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, closed when not fluent 8th, went 2nd before 2 out, led going well approaching last, very easily, won at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Strike Fast (10-9) by 8l, 6 ran.