Mon Chevalier is gradually coming down the weights but Unwanted Gift has a poor strike rate between the flags and under Rules and likely to find at least one too good again here. Knapp Bridge Boy isn't getting any younger and returns from a break but did finish ahead of Sablazo on similar terms at Hereford in December. JACKERS has hardly set the world alight over fences so far but this three-times hurdles winner still has time on his side and could easily improve past modest opposition with Steven Clements good value for his 7lb claim.
Mon Chevalier (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) In rear but in touch, pushed along before 2 out, left 3rd from last, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Russian Conquest (11-3) at Warwick 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Jackers 6-1 (10-13) Last pair, dropped to last and mistake 4th, outpaced and never on terms after, tailed off, last of 6, 46l behind Amaury De Lusignan (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Court Gamble (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Always in rear, tailed off when blundered 3 out, 10th of 12, well behind Schism (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gs in Feb.
Swiss Art (IRE) 18-1 (11-9) Prominent, pushed along and lost place before 3 out, 7th of 14, 11l behind Aviso (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Unwanted Gift (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Held up mid-division, headway 5 out, chased winner 3 out, no impression, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Lucky Landing (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Thunder Child 14-1 (10-12) Prominent, weakened after 9th, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 10, 42l behind Akarshan (11-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Knapp Bridge Boy 16-1 (11-7) Chased leadiong trio, pushed along before 3 out, went 2nd after 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Chestnut Ben (11-1) at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Sablazo (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Led, jumped right and not fluent 2nd, headed 5th, led 9th, headed 3 out, no impression on winner from next, demoted to 3rd before last, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Esteem (11-7) at Southwell 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.