WALSER never got involved dropped in trip last time but had gone close over course and distance before that and has as good a chance as any in a wide open race. Walkabout Creek can figure having found only one too good on his last couple of starts and Phoenix Returns also has a shout after posting a better effort at Kelso, though he's unproven over the distance. Cloud Creeper and Desgrey are others to consider with improvement likely and Solidago is not out of this on his placed efforts of last summer.
Brieryhill Boy 11-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, last of 13, well behind Gymdoli (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.
Cloud Creeper (IRE) 28-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and close up when not fluent 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Desgrey 40-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out, lost 2nd before next, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 20l behind Le Reve (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Feb.
Indian Voyage (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) With leader, led 5th, headed before 7th, tracked leader, weakened before 2 out, blundered last, 4th of 8, well behind God's Own (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Matchlock (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, hit 5th, struggling after 7th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 11, 35l behind Fourovakind (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Phoenix Returns (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Led, headed before last, kept on and held last 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Totalize (11-0) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Solidago (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Waited with, progress approaching 6th where a bit slow and niggled along, 6th approaching 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 5th of 14, 28l behind Venture Capital (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl in Dec.
Walkabout Creek (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, soon hard pressed, headed before last, faded, 2nd of 15, 9l behind Special Catch (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Walser (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, chased winner 3 out, weakened flat, 5th of 6, 14l behind My Idea (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Stella Marris 66-1 (8-7) Slowly away, soon tailed off, last of 14, well behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep (flat).
Bugbug N Booboo 250-1 (10-2) Behind, soon detached, tailed off, soon pulled up, in a race won by Timesishard (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Firefly 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Time Square (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb (flat).