A couple of these won point-to-points before making winning debuts under Rules and Ceasar Milan was one. He scored at Down Royal in December and another bold bid looks likely but ISLAND CONFUSION is just preferred. Lucinda Russell's charge made a winning start over course and distance last month when making the most of a weight concession from previous winner Fine Rightly and he can go in again. Another Mattie never threatened when third on his latest start but he did have Mussleburgh winner Amisfield Lad well behind while Mangas Colorades may prove better than Lord Usher with last month's third at Wetherby under his belt.
Ceasar Milan (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Settled in rear of mid-division on inner, smooth headway entering straight and went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure to lead inside final 100 yards, won at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec beating Lots Of Memories (11-11) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Island Confusion (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Made all, clear over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Fine Rightly (11-7) by 7l, 7 ran.
Another Mattie (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, some late headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Plan Again (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Bachinamo (IRE) Bach gelding out of Just A Mo.
Finaghy Ayr (IRE) Lahib gelding out of Ali Ankah.
Lord Usher (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Led 2f, soon lost place in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on well, 4th of 11, 9l behind Pair Of Jacks (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Mangas Colorades (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Prominent, led after 3f, led again 5f out, headed over 3f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 17l behind Diamond King (11-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Feb.
Tchatchaco Ya Ya Equerry gelding out of Tchatchacoya.
Amisfield Lad 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leader and keen, soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 33l behind Plan Again (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Bobs Lady Tamure Tamure mare out of Bob Back's Lady.