The market will give us the biggest clue but TEENAGE KICKS is our call with Thyne For Deploy and Warmaster worthy of interest. Pam Sly's gelding was unfortunate to run up against a progressive type in Palos Conti last time out but we have few fears about trip and going and he therefore has to be the call. Thyne For Deploy is a rare raider from the Michael Hourigan stable. He had run on good ground in point-to-points though he is yet to encounter a surface as fast as this. Warmaster is only rated 93 though it is folly to ignore any runner from Howard Johnson's stable at this track. Orkney finished well behind Conquisto at Market Rasen though he was not alone in that regard. Davids City stayed 1m6f on the flat though has been little better than plating class at this level. Bzhamij Ai is tried in blinkers and can be given a modest first run in a Cheltenham bumper. Carmela Maria did not disgrace herself behind Watch Out at Huntingdon. Mzuri Bay ran well in a Southwell bumper and is probably better than his recent line of form suggests. Teenage Kicks has the right profile for this prize and he is accordingly nominated.
Baileys Surprise (IRE) 150-1 (11-1) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, well behind Cool Mission (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Davids City (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Always behind, 8th of 14, 23l behind Along The Nile (11-1) at Catterick 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Mzuri Bay 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Dare Me (11-11) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Orkney (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Behind, headway 3 out, soon one pace, 4th of 15, 32l behind Conquisto (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Pair Of Kings (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Ran green, chased winner until 2nd, lost place next, tailed off after 5th, 6th of 7, well behind Laureldean River (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Simhal 500-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, 15th of 16, well behind Good Old Thyme (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Teenage Kicks (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Disputed lead until led 7th, hit 3out, ridden and jumped right 2out, soon headed, driven and kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Palos Conti (11-6) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Thyne For Deploy (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway in 9th 4 out, ridden into 7th entering straight, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 18, 24l behind Cloughmile (10-13) at Thurles 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Valonty 125-1 (10-13) Behind, ridden 4th, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Double Expresso (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Warmaster (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Made most, blundered 3 out, soon ridden, headed next, 3rd and beaten when hit last, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 29l behind Soft Spoken Guy (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Molesden Glen (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Bocamix (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Almond Court (IRE) 28-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 3rd after last, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 14, 27l behind Soft Spoken Guy (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Bzhamij Ai (SLO) 10-1 (10-13) Chsed leaders, weakened over 4f out, 12th of 13, 28l behind Tanzanite Bay (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 1f N H flat (4) gd.
Carmela Maria 10-1 (11-2) Towards rear, hit 1st, ridden after 7th, headway approaching 2 out, hit last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Watch Out (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Ruby Queen (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened from 5th, 10th of 14, well behind Banjaxed Girl (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Watch The Wind 40-1 (9-10) Held up behind when fell heavily 4 out, in a race won by Lawgiver (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft, 14 ran.