Daylami Dreams, Smart John and Caged Tiger make most appeal in this contest and the vote is given to Smart John. The selection chased home Swampy Blue at Ludlow last time, form that reads well in the context of this race. He was a decent sort on the flat and he looks primed to win his first race over hurdles. Daylami Dreams has not been seen out since December and although this is slightly easier than his most recent assignment, he looks to have a little to find to beat our choice. Caged Tiger arrives here race fit but he is not the most reliable. However, he will relish this fast ground and if he is on one of his going days he can get competitive. Wee George is bred to be suited by a longer trip and he looks opposable, which returns us to Smart John as the one to be on.
Blotoft Boy 80-1 (11-0) Always behind and mistakes, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Bold Punt (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy, 9 ran.
Caged Tiger 17-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway 11th, mistake 13th, disputing 2nd, no chance with winner when blundered 4 out and fell at the last in race won by Victor Daly (11-1) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf, 10 ran.
Dun Na Ngall (IRE) Fourstars Allstar gelding, half-brother to winning bumper Arturo Uno.
Good Music (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Behind, never dangerous, 15th of 17, well behind Kingsbury (10-9) at Catterick 2m sll hdl (5) gf in Mar.
Nessen Dorma (IRE) 18-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Matmata de Tendron (10-8) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Smart John 11-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, every chance 2 out, kept on well, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Swampy Blue (9-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.
Tara For Now 200-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up 4 out in race won by Cadoudalas (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Jan, 16 ran.
Wee George 50-1 (10-11) Held up, headway 3rd, kept on same pace from 2 out, tailed off, 3rd of 11, well behind Raysrock (10-4) at Hexham 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Compton Eclaire (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 7th, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 37l behind Safari Run (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Mar.
Cute N You Know It 9-2jt-fav (11-1) Chased leaders, outpaced from 2 out, 4th of 11, 8l behind Double Mead (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Friend To All 12-1 (10-8) Prominent, challenged over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 23l behind Calm Seas (10-11) at Wetherby 2m nhf (6) gf in Mar.
Rimsky Korsakov (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Mid-division, reminders after 3rd, never dangerous, 7th of 13, well behind Theatre Belle (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Tigerific (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, headed 6th, stayed in touch until ridden and weakened 3 out, 8th of 14, 30l behind Princess Flame (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Daylami Dreams 16-1 (10-12) Prominent, outpaced and lost place approaching 3 out, no impression after, 6th of 14, 16l behind Chance du Roy (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.