Maiden hurdle winner Forced Family Fun also won a handicap at Doncaster in January. Burdened with a dual penalty for those successes, he may find the weight concession to MANDY'S BOY beyond him. The latter needs to be forgiven a below par effort last time but has every chance on his earlier second at Warwick. A bad mistake put an end to Agreement's challenge at Kempton on his hurdling bow but he's not out of this with a clear round. King Muro, Secret Beau and Markami are newcomers from the Flat and ones to note in the betting.
Forced Family Fun 5-2fav (10-5) Held up mid-division, pusheda long before 3 out, headway before 2 out, weakened run-in, 5th of 11, 14l behind Figaro (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Agreement (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leading trio, mistake 3 out, pushed along and weakened before next, 7th of 8, 23l behind Activial (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.
Aster's Approval 100-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, hung left 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 34l behind Zipp (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Aug (flat).
Bobtail 100-1 (10-5) Held up in 5th, jumped slowly 2nd, pushed along after 4th, badly hampered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Stiff Upper Lip (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Hidden Link 80-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 45l behind Kilcooley (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Feb.
King Muro 33-1 (8-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Winterlude (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Oct (flat).
Konzert (ITY) 5-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, weakened and eased over 1f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Delightful Sleep (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov (flat).
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, pushed along 4 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, well behind Pearl Castle (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Markami (FR) (9-2) 6th of 15, 7l behind Ball Lightning (9-4) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 6f 3yo hcp fbs in Jun (flat).
Maxi Mac (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden and lost place before 5th, well behind next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Saint Jerome (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Polvere D'oro 50-1 (10-2) Steadied start, always in rear, pushed along over 5f out, soon struggling, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Goldmadchen (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb (flat).
Ronnie Rockcake 66-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 9, 50l behind Kings Bandit (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Secret Beau 16-1 (8-9) Ridden leaving stalls, chased leaders, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Discussiontofollow (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan (flat).
Super Cookie 16-1 (10-9) Always behind, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Red Four (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.