Both SUPREME ASSET and Un Guet Apens have been competing at a higher level. There doesn't appear to be much between the pair on overall form but the former is the least exposed and therefore probably has the greater scope for further progress. With McCoy doing the steering, he gets the nod. Little Glenshee can't be ignored with her mares' allowance but Rosquero is making his chasing debut at the age of nine and was disappointing over hurdles here last month. Heliopsis will surely need this run after a two-year break.
Supreme Asset (IRE) 6-5fav (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, left 2nd 5 out, going well from 3 out, ridden to lead after last, kept on well, won at Carlisle 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Feb beating Alderbrook Lad (10-9) by 3l, 5 ran.
Un Guet Apens (FR) 7-2fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, left 3rd at 3rd, went 2nd after 2 out (usual 3 out), led approaching bypassed 2 out, soon ridden, headed approaching last, kept on flat, just held near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Jet Master (11-10) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Boric 100-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 48l behind Diamond King (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Heliopsis (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Master Of The Game (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in May '12, 14 ran.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed soon after, mistake 5 out, ridden before 2 out, outpaced before last, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Romantic Fashion (11-6) at Ayr 2m 5f (3) hvy in Mar.
Rosquero (FR) 11-4fav (10-0) Led, pushed along and headed 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 7, 22l behind Short Takes (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.