Quinte Du Chatelet has become disappointing and stable companion Shoegazer returns from a lay-off, as does the hat-trick-seeking Native Gallery. Bar De Ligne let supporters down at Newcastle last time but did beat CROSS OF HONOUR at Market Rasen earlier, though the latter is better off at the weights today. He also flattened the second-last when upsides the winner in that race and can take his revenge today and land this for Charlie Longsdon as he improved again to beat Doncaster winner Ebanour at Musselburgh. The latter's trainer, Donald McCain, saddles Bunclody here while Gores Island has a decent level of form over timber and his recent defeat came in a jumpers' bumper on the Polytrack. Fairyhouse winner Dooney Rock and the consistent Harry Hunt may be best of the rest ahead of Wincanton runner-up Volador.
Phidippides (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Mid-division, ridden 5 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Fiendish Flame (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Jan, 11 ran.
Shoegazer (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Raced keenly tracking leaders, mistake 4th, every chance 4 out, not fluent next, soon weakened, 8th of 18, 20l behind Arthurian Legend (10-6) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Oct.
Dooney Rock (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Made all, pushed along approaching straight and asserted 2 out, driven out to maintain advantage, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl in Jan beating Good Fella (11-2) by 4l, 9 ran.
Native Gallery (IRE) 5-1fav (11-10) Held up in mid-division, headway 7th, went 2nd next, led 3 out, driven flat, stayed on and in command towards finish, won at Aintree 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec beating Red Rocco (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Bar De Ligne (FR) 9-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, went 2nd from 9th until before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 9, 36l behind Dark Glacier (11-4) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hdl (3) gs in Feb.
Harry Hunt 8-1 (10-11) In touch in mid-division, not clear well over 1f out, soon switched right and headway, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Oscar Prairie (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) gd in Feb.
Volador (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Lovcen (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Shammick Boy (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 1st, mistake and lost place and reninders 4th, weakened after 5 out, mistake 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pepite Rose (11-2) at Newbury 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd, 7 ran.
Cross Of Honour (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Occasionally jumped left, mostly tracked leader until led 8th, clear 2 out, eased heavily flat, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb beating Ebanour (11-5) by 3l, 8 ran.
Tillietudlem (FR) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leader on inside, lost place and reminder 9th, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Captain Americo (11-4) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov '10, 11 ran.
Bunclody 11-4 (11-5) Tracked leader, narrow lead when blundered badly 4 out, soon headed and weakened, 4th of 7, 35l behind Tiger O'Toole (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd.
Quinte du Chatelet (FR) 12-1 (11-3) Held up in last pair, reminders and struggling before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, 46l behind Hildisvini (11-8) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
Gores Island (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 5f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 5l behind Tetlami (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) gd in Feb.
Ballygarvey (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, hit 3rd, joined leader 5th, led next, headed before 3 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 13, 36l behind Poole Master (11-5) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Basford Bob (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led, hit 2nd and 9th, mistake 3 out, headed after 2 out, weakened on extended flat, 3rd of 8, 22l behind Storming Gale (11-0) at Bangor 3m beg chase (4) gd in Feb.