Testify won for the second time over hurdles when successful in a novices’ event at Bangor and Imperial Bay landed a maiden hurdle at Chepstow last month. Seemorelights won over 2m at Kelso before beaten at Musselburgh but all of the above give weight to DE VOUS A MOI. The latter has not raced over hurdles since joining Sue Smith but has won four times over fences and should go close if running up to his chasing mark back over the smaller obstacles.
Testify (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Made all, driven when pressed 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Bangor 2m 7f (3) sft in Feb beating Lough Derg Farmer (11-4) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Imperial Bay (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Made all, strongly pressed from 3 out, awkward next, stayed on gamely to assert run-in, won at Chepstow 3m mdn (4) sft in Jan beating Dashing Perk (11-6) by 4l, 9 ran.
Seemorelights (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Held up in rear but in touch, mistake 8th, took closer order after next, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, not fluent last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Monbeg Charmer (11-10) at Musselburgh 3m (2) gd in Feb.
De Vous A Moi (FR) 5-1 (10-9) Led, mistake 6 out, headed before 4 out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 6, 10 3/4l behind Bernardelli (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp (2) hvy in Jan.