held up towards rear, took keen hold, closed 3 out, soon ridden, one pace and beaten before next, weakened flat
tracked leaders, jumped slowly 4 out, lost place next, soon weakened
took keen hold, held up in touch, led 2 out, went left last, soon headed, held by winner and lost 2nd towards finish
led until 4th, led 3 out, headed next, not much room last, soon switched right, no impression on winner when taking 2nd towards finish
held up in rear, outpaced 4 out, well beaten next
tracked leader, led 4th, headed 3 out, still every chance next, weakened from last
held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, switched right after next, challenged last, soon led, stayed on well, clear towards finish
tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, pecked slightly 4 out, ridden after 2 out, beaten when edged left before last, weakened flat
Be Daring probably needed his run at Doncaster last month and is now tried in headgear. Neil Mulholland runs two and it’s interesting that Noel Fehily rides Rebel Collins, who is returning from a lengthy absence and is making his hurdling debut, though has won on the Flat. Blue Bullet was second in a bumper here in February and Peggies Venture has hinted at ability in a couple of hurdles runs to date and shouldn’t be far away. OLD HARRY ROCKS gets a narrow vote and was around five lengths ahead of Peggies Venture at Kempton last month when he exhibited signs of inexperience.
Be Daring (FR) 4-1 (11-2) Mistakes, led until 1st, lost place before 4th, went 3rd 4 out until weakened before next, 5th of 8, dist behind Thumb Stone Blues (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f (4) sft in Mar.
Blue Bullet (FR) 11-2 (11-4) Made most until headed over 6f out, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, no impression on winner over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Chez Castel Mail (11-4) at Fontwell 1m 6f (6) sft in Feb.
Jackblack 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out to chase leaders, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Little Chunk (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn (4) gd in Mar.
Old Harry Rocks (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, keen, headway approaching and jumped right 2 out, ran on closing stages, 5th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Excellent Result (11-6) at Kempton 2m (4) gd in Mar.
Snow Rescue (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in 5th, effort on bend after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 6, 19 1/2l behind Louis' Vac Pouch (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) gd in Mar.
The Mighty Ash (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Led until approaching 3rd, remained prominent until weakened 3 out, tailed off, modest 4th, 4th of 6, dist behind Bags Groove (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f (4) gd in Mar.
Gibson Park 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 8th early, no danger and one pace 2 out, 9th of 14, 23l behind Zanjabeel (10-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Peggies Venture 3-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, weakened before last, 7th of 14, 11 3/4l behind Excellent Result (11-6) at Kempton 2m (4) gd in Mar.
Parwich Lees 10-1 (11-4) In touch, tracked leader 4f out to over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 4th of 10, 15 1/2l behind Champ (11-4) at Southwell 2m mdn (6) sft in Jan.
Majanalma (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, pushed along and strugggling 7f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, dist behind Creep Desbois (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f (6) gd in May.
Beaufort Boy (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Raced wide and sometimes jumped right, struggling when mistake 3 out, 9th of 12, 32 3/4l behind Buster Thomas (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f (4) gs in Dec.
Fisherman Frank 66-1 (11-5) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon behind, tailed off 4f out, pulled up over 1f out, at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar.
Rebel Collins (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) In touch, headway 6f out, close up, switched left 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Haines (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcp (5) pol in Jan.