Star Beat, Kings Rock and So Now look the three to concentrate on in this competitive handicap hurdle and the confident vote is given to Star Beat. The selection was a good second behind Real Charmer last time out looks sure to appreciate this longer trip and off what remains a fair mark looks the one to be on. Kings Rock rates the main danger as he won well last time out when beating Miss Mitch he is rising in the weights but he looks progressive and he will not be far away. So Now is another that could go well on his latest fifth behind Oberon Moon he should appreciate this longer trip and should be watched in the market. Solway Bee won well at the course on Wednesdy but he is not proven over the trip. Of the remainder Rathowen is from a yard in form and could go well at a price but for the winner we return to Star Brat.
Rathowen (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up, outpaced 4 out, stayed on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Quws Law (11-6) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Kings Rock 8-1 (10-7) Chased leader until 2nd, lost place 4th, headway approaching 9th, ridden before 3 out, led last, pushed clear flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft beating Miss Mitch (11-9) by 12l, 12 ran.
In Dream's (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) In touch, outpaced approaching 2 out, kept on under pressure between last 2, 3rd of 10, 29l behind Boris The Blade (10-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Mar.
So Now (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on, nearest finish, 5th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Oberon Moon (11-5) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl (3) gs.
Astyanax (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Always behind, 8th of 11, well behind Sparkling Taff (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Nicozetto (FR) 28-1 (9-10) Held up behind, smooth headway approaching 3 out, ridden and effort next, kept on well flat, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Reel Charmer (11-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Solway Bee 11-4 (10-2) Tracked leader, left in lead 3 out, drew clear approaching last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd beating Thunderwing (10-11) by 7l, 14 ran.
Giuliani 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 9th of 14, well behind Drumnavaddy Lough (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gs in Mar.
Dalawan 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, weakened 7th, tailed off when pulled up 4 out in race won by Boris The Blade (11-7) at Ayr 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Mar, 11 ran.
That's Rhythm (FR) 11-1 (10-11) Towards rear when hampered 7th, struggling after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up at the last in race won by Eden Linty (10-11) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs in Nov, 20 ran.
Star Beat 9-4fav (10-6) Made most, ridden 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Reel Charmer (11-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Key Time (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) With leader, led after 6th, headed 7th, weakened from next, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Ballyfitz (10-6) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Feb, 18 ran.