A winner at Uttoxeter and Doncaster last year, VICTOR HEWGO went close to carrying a double penalty to victory over track and trip on his reappearance. He found only Indian Castle too good but has little to beat in this and can go one better. The latter is trained by Donald McCain so he must consider Alls It Is capable of better than he's shown so far and the debutant New Vic is worth a second glance as he's a brother to a winner over hurdles. The remainder have yet to record any worthwhile form, although Yukon Delta has been placed in point-to-points.
Victor Hewgo 9-2 (12-2) In rear, headway 3 out, kept on from last, went 2nd last 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Indian Castle (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Alls It Is 40-1 (10-12) Led 3f, remained prominent, led again over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 27l behind Fair Loch (11-2) at Catterick 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Maiden (4-6yo) (6) gs in Feb.
Beyond The Creek And Beyond gelding out of Bearami Creek.
Elmaatigra 80-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, well behind Deepsand (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
New Vic (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Innovate.
Silver Dragon 100-1 (10-11) Always behind, weakend 3 out, tailed off when jumped left last, 10th of 12, 49l behind Discovery Bay (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Sports Model (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Towards rear, soon pushed along, weakened from 5 out, 11th of 12, well behind Waldvogel (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan '11.
Yukon Delta (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Pressed leader until over 8f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Loxendor (10-5) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.
Black Velvet Belle (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Held up in rear but in touch, pushed along 4th, weakened 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Swatow Typhoon (11-10) at Ayr 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 22-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, some headway 4 out, outpaced soon after, 6th of 7, 34l behind Abbey Storm (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Shady Sadie (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always behind, 11th of 15, 36l behind Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Ultra Special 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 14, well behind Spitz (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Chandos (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, outpaced from 7th, 7th of 8, well behind God's Own (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.