Hard to make a strong case for any of these as Brilliant's best form as all been in selling company at Fakenham and the once-useful winner on the Flat, Bon Spiel, continues to disappoint over hurdles. Bumper winner BEATTIE GREEN hasn't looked any great shakes over timber either, although his best run was a fourth at this course in January, so David Pipe's charge gets a token vote back at this track. The remainder are all difficult to fancy on what little they've shown so far.
Beattie Green 14-1 (10-9) Held up, mistake 3 out, never in contention, 8th of 14, 43l behind Red Inca (10-7) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.
Megabill (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division on outside, lost place after 3rd, some progress when bad mistake 8th, not recover, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Esteem (11-7) at Southwell 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Feb, 11 ran.
Bon Spiel 7-2 (10-7) Held up in 6th, went 2nd before 5th, ridden before 2 out, lost 2nd and weakened on long run to last, tailed off, 4th of 9, well behind King Of Castile (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Speedy Directa (GER) 20-1 (10-12) Led, headed 4th, chased leaders until weakened rapidly before 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Songsmith (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Capdalight (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) In rear, headway before 2 out, plugged on, 5th of 13, 16l behind Clever Dick (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Brilliant (GER) 9-4fav (10-2) Tracked leaders, reminders 3rd, dropped to rear after 4th, driven along after 5th, headway after 2 out, kept on flat, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Lilac Belle (10-4) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.