Di Kaprio won at Ffos Las in March while Nagpur was a useful hurdler and made a successful start over the larger obstacles at Southwell. Harry Hunt has only found one too good at Newcastle and Uttoxeter but they may all be playing for places if PROSPECT WELLS can carry his hurdles form into chases. He won the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell in February and was second to Zarkandar in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton earlier. Paul Nicholls' other runner, Roger Beantown, may need this but Buachaill Alainn is worth a second look though will get easier opportunities over the summer.
Di Kaprio (FR) 9-4 (11-12) Jumped left, made all, not fluent 3rd or 8th, clear approaching 2 out, easily, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar beating Trojan Sun (11-5) by 9l, 5 ran.
Nagpur (FR) 13-8fav (11-0) Mid-division, in 3rd and hampered 8th, led last, kept on strongly, won at Southwell 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd beating Bound For Glory (11-0) by 8l, 9 ran.
Baldadash (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) In touch, struggling after 3rd, soon detatched, pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Southfield Theatre (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr, 7 ran.
Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) In rear, pushed along from 8th, headway when mistake 3 out, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, pressing for 2nd from last until towards finish, no impression on winner, 3rd of 9, 9l behind At Fishers Cross (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gs in Apr.
Favoured Nation (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) In touch on outside, ridden to chase leaders after 3 out, weakened from next, 6th of 10, 38l behind Drum Valley (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Harry Hunt 11-4 (11-0) Held up towards rear, hit 4th, not fluent 6th, headway 8th, chased winner 2 out, mistake last, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind King Spirit (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chase (4) gd.
Princeful (FR) 40-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, mid-division, struggling after 10th, no impression when fell 4 out, in a race won by Lost Legend (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Prospect Wells (FR) 22-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway before 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 32l behind Zarkandar (11-7) at Aintree 2m 4f hdl G1 (1) gd in Apr.
Roger Beantown (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside after 6th, ridden in 9th and struggling when fell 3 out, in a race won by Amigo (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan, 14 ran.