Second in four of his last five starts under Rules and also in a point-to-point earlier this season, What Of It will probably find one too good again here in the shape of START ROYAL. Alan Hill's nine-year-old had the better hunter chase form last season and made all for an easy victory between the flags earlier this month. Citizens Arrest has won five times on the point-to-point circuit but his jumping is a bit of a concern over these stiffer fences, though he's still preferred to Swallows Delight and Bell On Bike.
Start Royal (FR) 4-5 (12-5) (cp) made all; clr 10; unchall, won at Kingston Blount 3m ptp beating Arbour Hill (12-5) by 30l, 3 ran.
Bell On Bike (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Led until 2nd, headed 8th, soon under pressure, rallied before 2 out, kept on , no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 15l behind Soulard (11-7) at Towcester 2m 3f hts chs (6) gs.
Citizens Arrest (IRE) 6-5 (11-0) (cp) led til blun bad 10; led aft 12 til hdd last; no ex flat, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Billyvoddan (11-0) at Albrighton 3m ptp hvy.
Kikos (FR) 66-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, mistake 13th, no extra before 2 out, 8th of 12, 20l behind Vintage Class (12-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f hts chs (6) gs in Feb.
Swallows Delight (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Raced keenly, mistakes, chased leaders on outside, led 4th, blundered 6th, mistake and headed next, chased leaders until outpaced approaching 9th, rallied from 4 out, went moderate 3rd last, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Trouble Digger (11-11) at Lingfield 2m 4f hts chs (6) hvy in Feb.
What Of It (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Prominent, 4th and ridden after 7th, 2nd at last, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Saphir Des Bois (11-5) at Leicester 2m hts chs (6) sft.