Gordon Elliott has sent over BARNEYS HONOUR from County Meath and Jason Maguire rides. He won twice over hurdles in Ireland last year and, though probably not as good as he once was, should have too much class for these. Waltz Darling looks the danger at the weights but hasn't raced since pulling up at Doncaster in November. Lac Sacre didn't run at all badly behind Pure Science at Ludlow last week and is back in the right grade while Next Hight won at Sedgefield in January before being pulled up at Carlisle.
Barneys Honour (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon raced in 2nd, closer order from 4 out, dropped to 5th under pressure before straight, no extra from after 2 out, 5th of 10, 23l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-8) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.
Lac Sacre (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, tracked leaders after 4 out, challenged on bit next, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and not quicken when headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Pure Science (11-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Next Hight (IRE) 7-4fav (10-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, toook closer order 5th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, well behind Twoways (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd or 5th, behind 6th, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Fix It Right (11-5) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov, 8 ran.
King Vahe (IRE) 250-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, struggling after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before next, in a race won by Titus Bolt (11-2) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Moheebb (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, in rear from 4th, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 6, 27l behind Stormin Exit (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m sell hdl (5) gs in Jan.
The Boozy Bishop (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened from 4 out, 8th of 9, well behind Newdane Dancer (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Spencers Lad 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, blundered 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 5, 22l behind Aalim (11-5) at Catterick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Copt Hill 9-1 (10-5) Led, headed narrowly 2 out, soon left in lead, ridden and headed last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Seven Summits (11-7) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.