ACTION IMPACT is a decent yardstick in this maiden hurdle and with some improvement likely we side with Gary Moore's runner at the expense of Dean's Grange and Panda Bay. Pretty useful on the flat, winning his last start in that sphere off a mark of 74, the selection has showed plenty of promise in two outings over timber. His debut when third behind Quantativeeasing is useful form and also shows he'll handle conditions so with the yard's record at this track still looking impressive he has the call. Dean's Grange doesn't have to find much based on official ratings and showed an improved effort on his latest start. He's had less racing than the pick so can improve but the ground looks a bit of a sticking point. Panda Bay has shown some encouragement when placing in a novice event on his debut over timber and having struggled over longer trips since he should go better now over this test. There was enough to like about Mega Watt's debut over obstacles to give him a shout in this line-up but Action Impact sets the standard and should be the one they have to beat.
Action Impact (ARG) 85-40fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, effort on outside to lead 2 out, soon headed, ridden and kept on, no impression flat, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Cheshire Prince (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Dean's Grange 14-1 (11-4) Behind, steady headway from 3 out, chased leaders from next, not quicken flat, 3rd of 16, 10l behind Qaspal (11-5) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Feb.
Hoback Junction (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last, 5th of 15, 22l behind Dan Breen (11-3) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Mauritino (GER) 125-1 (11-1) Towards rear, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 29l behind Cheshire Prince (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Mega Watt (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Soon chased leader, challenged and mistake 3 out, still chance 2 out, weakened between last 2, 3rd of 11, 17l behind General Kutuzov (11-4) at Lingfield 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Owner Occupier 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, keen, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 21l behind Prunelle De L'orme (10-2) at Tipperary 2m 4yo hdl hvy in May.
Panda Bay 20-1 (10-12) Led until approaching 9th, hit 9th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Watamu Bay (11-4) at Towcester 3m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Quam Celerrime 50-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, lost place when jumped slowly 5th, rallied next, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Hucking Hero (11-3) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Spate River 100-1 (10-12) Held up, weakened after 5th, 8th of 11, well behind La Sarrazine (10-5) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.