Lizzie Kelly gets on well with Aubusson but he has a welter burden to carry on his handicap debut. Saphir River is hard to catch right but Twoways has been in good form and was far from disgraced in hat-trick bid at Wincanton, though has been raised a further 5lb since. Songsmith made an encouraging reappearance at Kempton and should figure if that hasn't taken too much out of him but Prompter has lost his way and Irish Buccaneer may just need this. Liberty One and Bob Tucker are upped in grade but Vivaccio is interesting as he showed a big improvement at Southwell last time. SWNYMOR was a very decent juvenile hurdler last season but has struggled this season in handicaps. However, he's starting to come down the weights now and, having run well for a long way at Chepstow three weeks ago, could be ready to pounce now.
Aubusson (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, headed after next, soon ridden, no chance with front pair in clear 3rd between last 2, 3rd of 6, 32l behind Red Sherlock (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Sunny Ledgend 7-1 (11-2) Chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, blundered and reminder 7th, mistake 9th, weakening when fell 12th, in a race won by Present View (11-8) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb, 10 ran.
Saphir River (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, effort 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 20l behind Extreme Impact (10-6) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.
Seymour Eric 33-1 (10-13) Prominent, ridden and lost place 4 out, 7th and no impression when not fluent 2 out, 6th of 15, 22l behind Kaylif Aramis (10-7) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Swnymor (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Held up, headway approaching 2nd, challenged 2 out, 4th and beaten last, one pace and no impression after, 5th of 7, 8l behind Lord Protector (11-2) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Twoways (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Held up, last and behind 3rd, not fluent 3 out, went 11 lengths 3rd 2 out, stayed on approaching last, went 2nd flat, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Keel Haul (11-1) at Wincanton 2m (3) hvy in Feb.
Prompter 20-1 (11-2) Pressed leaders, led after 3f and set strong pace, clear 10f out, pushed along and reduced lead 3f out, ridden and headed well over 2f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 13, 36l behind My Tent Or Yours (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std in Feb.
Songsmith 40-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, smooth headway travelling well approaching 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, challenged and every chance 2 out, pushed along and held when mistake last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Full Shift (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Vivaccio (FR) 5-2 (11-10) Held up mid-division, ridden to chase winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Anay Turge (11-10) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Liberty One (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 2 out, driven to challenge last, led soon after, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Sun Wild Life (10-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Irish Buccaneer (IRE) 9-4fav (11-3) Took keen hold, soon steadied to mid-division, steady headway after 3 out, chased leading pair before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and looked held in 1 length 2nd when mistake last, driven and kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Kenai Peninsula (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Bob Tucker (IRE) 9-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden between last 2, every chance when mistake last, ridden and no extra flat, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Minellahalfcentury (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Indian Daudaie (FR) 8-1 (10-12) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 2f chs gd in Nov beating Uranus Le Dun (10-10) by 10l, 11 ran.
Ballinalacken (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out to go in touch, weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Kilbree Chief (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 9 ran.