Mut'Ab races off the same mark as when a length second to veteran Spider Boy at Folkestone but it's not hard to imagine that he'll find at least one too good again here. MONSIEUR has been in decent form this season and can return to winning ways with Nathan Sweeney's 7lb claim in his favour. He only went down by a neck at Warwick on his latest start. E Street Boy is best watched now after folding tamely over a longer trip here nine days ago, while Sparkling Brook returns from a lay-off and Storm Command hasn't shown a lot so far. Sunset Boulevard has been in fair form on the all-weather but his form over hurdles has left much to be desired in the past.
Naughtyatiz (IRE) 150-1 (10-10) Mid-division, shaken up when not fluent 3 out or 2 out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 32l behind Kells Belle (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Feb.
E Street Boy 6-1 (11-9) Slow 1st, made most until headed 4th, chased leader until 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, 41l behind Body Gold (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Tiger Dream 66-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, reminders before 4th, weakened and behind soon after, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Salpierre (11-9) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Nov.
Mut'ab (USA) 7-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, smooth headway before 2 out, chased leaders on long run to last, went 2nd before last, driven and not quicken flat, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Spider Boy (11-4) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Feb.
Honest 28-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, fell 2nd, in a race won by Kirbys Glen (10-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft in Feb, 11 ran.
Monsieur (FR) 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, soon driven, kept on under pressure from next, went 2nd flat and closed on winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 15, nk behind Dormouse (11-9) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Sunset Boulevard (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Chestnut Ben (9-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Sep, 9 ran.
Sparkling Brook (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Took keen hold, led unmtil hit 3rd, led next, clear after 6th, headed approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Mujamead (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Webbswood Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 28l behind Acapulco Bay (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar '09.
Storm Command (IRE) 15-2 (10-11) Took keen hold, hit 1st, chased leading pair, led on inside after 2nd, headed briefly after 6th, blundered badly and great recovery by rider to stay in saddle 6th, chased winner and every chance 3 out, weakened and hit 2 out, hit last, 4th of 5, 12l behind Little Roxy (10-0) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy in Feb.
Lady From Ige (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Behind, jumped slowly, soon detatched, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Sprinter Sacre (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.