Both Connectivity and Flite could find this tough following a lengthy break and Jukebox Melody is another returning from an absence but Kaylif Aramis was only beaten half-a-length when third at Kempton three weeks ago having outbattled The Bear Trap at Ffos Las earlier and has to go on the short-list. HOLD COURT came up against The New One at Warwick on his penultimate start but wasn't disgraced and then ran well in a hot handicap at Ascot off a higher mark. He may just be a bit better than these and gets the nod, despite a big weight. The Tracey Shuffle has ability but has been expensive to follow, as has Key To The West, but Towcester scorer Darkestbeforedawn is improving with experience and should give a good account.
Connectivity (IRE) 2-1fav (12-0) Led, jumped slowly early, headed 4th, led 6th, clear last, eased towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr '11 beating China Gold (11-4) by 18l, 8 ran.
Hold Court (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 6th of 13, 10l behind Kuilsriver (9-10) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb.
The Tracey Shuffle 6-5fav (11-12) Led, reminders after 4 out, headed 3 out, soon outpaced, last of 5, 13l behind Simply Ned (11-6) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Ubaltique (FR) 28-1 (11-4) Led to 3 out, ridden before next, soon weakened, last of 4, 32l behind Peddlers Cross (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 6f hdl (2) gd in Feb.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, went 2nd before 4th, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb beating Bowie (11-2) by 2l, 10 ran.
Lackamon 33-1 (10-8) Mid-division, mistake 13th, weakened next, 11th of 14, 48l behind Well Refreshed (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Flite (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Chased clear leader, closed 3 out, led next, ridden and ran on strongly, won at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '12 beating Just Beware (9-11) by 11l, 5 ran.
Jukebox Melody (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up behind and fell 5th, in a race won by Fill The Power (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May, 11 ran.
Kaylif Aramis 9-1 (10-12) Close up, smooth headway to track leaders approaching 2 out, stayed on to lead soon after last, headed towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 15, 1/2l behind Baby Shine (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Phone Home (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 8th, no extra last, 4th of 16, 13l behind One Conemara (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Key To The West (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Mid-division on outside, not fluent 3rd, led 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Titchwood (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb.
Cyrien Star 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, lost place after 8th, no extra before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 42l behind Faultless Feelings (11-1) at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.