Hellorboston was well beaten over this trip at Kelso last time and has to give weight to all of his rivals here. Ludlow scorer Sybarite is likely to be thereabouts and Perfect Candidate would have a chance on his best form. Romany Ryme is still a maiden but has been placed in eight of his 14 career starts and could easily make the frame again here. Los Nadis will ensure a good gallop but gets no respite from the handicapper and hasn't won over hurdles since 2011. BESCOT SPRINGS is better known as a chaser but won over timber at Wetherby two runs ago and wasn't disgraced in a better race at Ayr next time. He should last home over the longer trip and makes more appeal than those further down the handicap.
Hellorboston (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, reminder 7th, lost place after 4 out, behind from next, tailed off, 6th of 9, 38l behind Lie Forrit (11-12) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.
Perfect Candidate (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Ran in snatches and held several positions, tracked leaders 2nd until lost place 6th (water), jumped slowly 7th and next, outpaced 9th, struggling 12th, went modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 6, 22l behind Farbreaga (10-10) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Sybarite (FR) 7-2 (11-4) In touch, jumped slowly 1st and 2nd, pushed along after 7th, went close 2nd 3 out, led last, ridden clear, won at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Island Cruise (11-4) by 7l, 5 ran.
Los Nadis (GER) 7-2 (11-8) Led to 5 out, weakened before next, blundered 2 out, pulled up, in a race won by Mysteree (11-12) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Mar, 4 ran.
Bescot Springs (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Prominent, led before 4 out, headed after 2 out, one pace, 5th of 13, 13l behind Vivaldi Collonges (11-6) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Romany Ryme 13-8fav (10-9) Prominent, ridden before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 13, 7l behind Ballythomas (10-11) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Jaunty Journey 9-2fav (10-1) Prominent on outside, driven 14th, soon behind and pulled up, in a race won by Upham Atom (11-10) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd, 12 ran.
Magic Present 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened before last, 12th of 16, 27l behind Total Assets (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 30l behind Shooting Times (10-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Bollin Fiona 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, closed 4th, ridden after 2 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Master Murphy (10-8) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Solis (GER) 14-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 12th, outpaced 4 out, kept on before last, just held for 3rd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Lady Of Verona (10-2) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 15-2 (11-6) With leader, led 2nd until after 4th, slightly hampered 5th, every chance 3 out, no extra flat, 5th of 11, 9l behind Ryton Runner (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.