KINGS BANDIT carries a double penalty but won by eight lengths over 2m here on his hurdling debut before beating a previous winner at Wetherby. He's difficult to oppose as few of the opposition have shown much in the way of ability so far. Capitol Gain has been beaten a total of 65 lengths in his two races to date over timber but King Edmund has won six times over fences, most recently at Kempton in January. The Snappy Poet showed some promise in bumpers but is likely to need more time.
Kings Bandit (IRE) 10-11fav (11-6) Made all, ridden and hung left before last, kept on, won at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Ginger Fizz (10-10) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along and went modest 5th before 3 out, 5th of 12, 40l behind Saint Jerome (11-6) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Driving Well (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, jumped left and bumped 1st, lost place before next, behind from 4th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Monkey Kingdom (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Foolsandorses (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Prominent on outside, not fluent 2nd or 6th, lost place from next, well behind after 3 out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Aldopicgros (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd.
Gartan Boy 66-1 (10-13) Held up off the pace in 5th, struggling in last pair 5f out, tailed off and eased, last of 7, well behind Vodka 'n Tonic (11-2) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Geton Xmoor (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Prominent, led 5f out, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 9l behind Billy Twyford (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May '12.
King Edmund 66-1 (10-8) Behind when blundered and unseated rider 3rd (chair), in a race won by Ma Filleule (11-7) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs, 30 ran.
The Snappy Poet 33-1 (10-11) Well off the pace towards rear, hampered 3rd, some late moderate headway, never involved, 6th of 15, well behind Sail By The Sea (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Minister Of Mayhem 100-1 (10-5) Prominent, not fluent and jumped right 1st, ridden and lost place after 4th, last when jumped very slowly 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Saint Jerome (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov, 11 ran.
Harriet's Ark 25-1 (10-12) Last pair, pushed along and lost touch before 7th, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Magic Money (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Nowweareseven 33-1 (9-13) Last pair, pushed along before 4 out, 6th and no chance when unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Dubawi Island (11-11) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs, 10 ran.
Inside Out 14-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling 5f out, hung left and ran wide on bend over 3f out, 9th of 10, 39l behind Spartan Angel (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd.