Celtic Abbey won a bumper at Ballinrobe last summer for Pat Fahy and has shown some ability in three runs over hurdles. He should make the frame in this while there is probably more to come from Market Rasen third Lord Navits and Jonjo O'Neill will be hoping one of his three runners can bustle up the principals, though all have a bit to find if they are to finish ahead of THINGER LICHT. The latter races for the first time for Tony Carroll but his form over fences and hurdles in France looks a cut above these. Tracking Time could challenge for a place and looks the pick of the remainder.
Alfie Alexander (IRE) 18-1 (11-3) Chased leader 6f, stayed chasing leaders, ridden over 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Unowhatimeanharry (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Buffy The Beatle 25-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, mistake 6th, pushed along next, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gas Line Boy (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct, 12 ran.
Celtic Abbey 11-4fav (11-1) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 3rd, close up 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 10th of 15, 49l behind Hefner (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Church Field (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, ridden and lost place before 3 out, last of 15, 33l behind Utopian (10-13) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Don't Be Late (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next, 9th of 15, well behind Chemistry Master (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs.
King Killer (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up rear but in touch, headway on outside 5f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 7, 17l behind Avidity (10-3) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Lord Navits (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, hit 2nd and 4th, ridden next, weakened before last, 3rd of 5, 28l behind Gee Hi (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft.
Reyno 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, weakened 3 out, 9th of 16, 27l behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Salto D'albain (FR) 100-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, ridden and struggling 5th, mistake next and 3 out, soon tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Mixologist (11-2) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Tackler (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along before and hit
Tracking Time 20-1 (10-9) Prominent, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, no extra, 5th of 14, 26l behind Shernando (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Thinger Licht (FR) (10-10) 2nd of 13, 15l behind Lac Sacre (10-3) at Enghien(FR) 2m 1f 4yo clm hdl gs.