Jeano De Toulouse has finished tailed off in both start over hurdles but has won a couple of bumpers at Southwell and still has time on his side. But the one to beat looks to be TWELVE ROSES, well backed when third on his hurdling debut at Wincanton after winning a Chepstow bumper. It's just possible the 2m6f trip was too far on that occasion and he's worth another chance. Wild Card has been placed in a couple of bumpers and should do better now tackling hurdles while Call A Truce and Staigue Fort have hinted at ability but Frontier Vic may need this.
Call A Truce (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Towards rear, driven after 2 out, kept on approaching last, never on terms, 5th of 12, 16l behind Urcalin (10-11) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Frontier Vic 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 25l behind Ballybough Pat (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gd in Mar '12.
I'lldoit 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, under pressure over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind Almost Gemini (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar (flat).
Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 8f out, led over 4f out, clear over 3f out, easily, won at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar beating Reinette O'bry (10-2) by 11l, 12 ran.
Red Rosso 100-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 2nd, mistake 5th, lost place next, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Cloudingstar (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Staigue Fort 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 6f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Foster's Road (10-8) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Twelve Roses 2-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 8th to chase leaders, chased winner before 2 out until before last, one pace, 3rd of 10, 17l behind Provo (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Wild Card 9-1 (11-1) Pressed winner, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace and held final furlong, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Hellorboston (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Dougalstar (FR) 80-1 (10-1) Held up in 5th, outpaced 2 out, stayed on under pressure approaching last, went 2nd flat, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 12, 17l behind Red Courtier (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Exclusive Rights 28-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, closed after 3f, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 31l behind Salto Chisco (11-4) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.