WITNESS IN COURT hasn't been disgraced in a couple of starts since winning easily at Sedgefield in December. He's fancied to give the weight away to Leo Luna, who won over 2m1f at Newbury last month and is bred to stay further, though whether he'll get 3m at this stage of his career is debateable. Willoughby Hedge was well backed over 3m1f at Taunton in December but dropped away tamely from the home turn and has a bit to prove now. The others look to have little chance on what they've shown so far.
Witness In Court (IRE) 4-6fav (11-9) Led, not fluent 6th, ridden and headed last, weakened towards finish, 4th of 12, 6l behind Scarlet Fire (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Beyond The Wall (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Ran in snatches, chased leaders, not fluent 4th, 4th and no impression when not fluent 2 out, 4th of 11, 20l behind Count Guido Deiro (11-1) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Cirrus Coin 6-4 (12-0) in a race won by Zacharova (12-0) at Tabley 3m ptp gd in Jun, 7 ran.
Kris Spin (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up behind leaders, headway to track leader 4th, not fluent 9th, 4th and beaten 3 out, no extra next, 4th of 6, 13l behind Dunlough Bay (11-8) at Ludlow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Lucanor (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Led, headed over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 11, 27l behind Orchard Boy (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (5) std in Jan.
My Mate Paddy 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 6f, lost place 7f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Horizontal Speed (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Repeat Business (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened before 6 out, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Wilton Milan (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Willoughby Hedge 7-4fav (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 13, 19l behind Buck's Bond (10-9) at Taunton 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Leo Luna 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, blundered and stumbled 4th, switched before 2 out, stayed on to chase leader approaching last, challenging when carried right run-in, driven to lead final 100 yards, won at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Gassin Golf (10-12) by nk, 14 ran.