FLANAGANS FIELD won this contest off a lower mark last year and was placed here last time. He wears a tongue-tie for the first time today and that may give Bernard Llewellyn’s charge the edge. Bonne Question landed a maiden hurdle at Southwell earlier but finished last at Catterick on his handicap debut though Under The Woods may do better now handicapping for the first time. Jack Bear won on the Flat at Wolverhampton in January but has yet to figure in five starts over timber and the rest make even less appeal.
Bonne Question (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leader until 4th, weakened after 3 out, last of 9, dist behind Reverant Cust (11-12) at Catterick 2m hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Jack Bear 12-1 (9-12) Led narrowly, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17 1/2l behind Cliffs Of Dover (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Great Tempo (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, driven after 4 out, ridden after next, never reached leaders, weakened after last, 9th of 13, 30 1/2l behind Pop Rockstar (11-12) at Wetherby 3m hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Radical Archie 20-1 (11-12) Raced wide, in touch until lost and place before 4th, losing touch when mistake 6th, tailed off and pulled up before next, at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Under The Woods 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, 3rd and weakening when hit 2 out, 3rd of 10, 21l behind Ballymoy (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (4) hvy in Feb.
Matts Legacy (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Refused to race, at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Dec.
Flanagans Field (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leader, challenged last, kept on and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 8, 4 3/4l behind Fly Du Charmil (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (4) hvy in Feb.