A modest affair can go to POINT N SHOOT, who is best on heavy going. He’s not badly treated at present and Tom Buckley takes off a massive 10lb. Steel Native is a dual course winner but he disappointed here last time off today’s mark and is closely matched with the Hands Of Stone, who hasn’t really taken to hurdles De Bene Esse wasn’t disgraced back under Rules at Taunton so looks the pick of the remainder.
Steel Native (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Towards rear, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 5th of 9, 15 1/4l behind Hillary View (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Feb.
Tara Mac 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, disputed 2nd when blundered and unseated rider 6th, at Southwell 3m hcp (5) sft in Feb.
De Bene Esse (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, 3rd when not fluent last, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 13 1/4l behind Garrane (11-11) at Taunton 3m hcp (5) hvy in Mar.
Point N Shoot (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden before and not fluent 2 out, kept on and held by winner, 2nd of 3, 3l behind Fizzlestix (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (5) hvy in Mar.
Hands Of Stone (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 17l behind Hillary View (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Feb.
Miner Distraction 16-1 (10-13) In rear, not fluent 2nd, no impression 3 out, mistake and well beaten next, 7th of 10, 19 1/4l behind Flight To Nowhere (11-0) at Chepstow 2m hcp (5) sft in Mar.
Filatore (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, challenged after 1st, led 5th until 7th, soon led again, headed before 3 out, 4th and no impression 2 out, 5th of 9, 20 1/2l behind Garrane (12-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp (5) hvy in Mar.
Babytaggle (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, well beaten before 3 out, 7th of 9, dist behind The Last Day (11-7) at Chepstow 2m (4) hvy in Mar.