Lord Bryan has struggled since scoring at Chepstow in December but is reunited with his winning partner for this. Two Hoots was still thereabouts when unseating four fences from home at Plumpton while Nansaroy posted a better effort when placed at Hereford but has now had 10 starts over fences without success. The latter’s stablemate SUTTER’S MILL has had just the two chase outings and has won off a higher mark over hurdles. Improvement may be forthcoming here and Evan Williams’ charge gets the nod given Cawdor House Bert has been off the track since April last year.
Lord Bryan (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led until 10th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 9, 30 3/4l behind Kincora Fort (11-6) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Nansaroy 4-1 (10-5) Held up, not much room and stumbled 6th, closed before 3 out, 3rd and no impression approaching next, one pace, 3rd of 5, 13 1/2l behind Town Parks (11-8) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Jan.
Sutter's Mill (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In rear, headway when not fluent 12th, one pace 4th when not fluent 3 out, no extra from next, 5th of 9, 21 1/4l behind Paddy The Oscar (11-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Two Hoots (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Led until headed and dropped to 3rd 6th, led again on inside after 7th, blundered next and unseated rider soon after, at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Cawdor House Bert 5-1 (10-11) Behind and jumping slowly, pulled up before 7th, at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Apr.