JORVEYBROOK is preferred to Ngong Hills and Indy Mood but we'll be keeping a close eye on The Painkiller and Pistol Basc too. Ngong Hills made a pleasing return to action and is entitled to come on for the outing but any rain would impair his chances. Indy Mood's best run over fences coincided with a step up to the sort of trip which suited him well over hurdles and he's certainly on an attractive mark in relation to his rating over timber. The Painkiller has been off the track for a long time but his yard is capable of readying one after an absence and he had some fair form to his name over hurdles. Pistol Basc ran his best race since arriving from France when staying on from the rear at Sedgefield on quick ground; a run which suggested a longer trip would suit and he has to be of interest. Jorveybrook had disappointed connections prior to his success at Newcastle last month but it was just the sixth start of his career and second over fences so there may well be more to come. A 7lb rise for that victory is fair enough and we'll take Jorveybrook to keep his rivals and the handicapper at bay.
The Painkiller (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) In touch, outpaced 7th, stayed on to go remote 3rd, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 10, well behind Unowatimeen (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb '07.
Easby Mandarin 12-1 (10-13) Held up, badly hampered and unseated rider 9th, in a race won by Garleton (10-4) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Ngong Hills (FR) 5-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5 out, stayed on one pace from 2 out, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Shrewd Investor (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Classic Chic 5-1 (11-10) Prominent and pulled early, ridden and weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tarateeno (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb, 9 ran.
Chernik (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up, not fluent, never troubled leaders, 4th of 11, 21l behind Garleton (10-4) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Glen Omen (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Hit 7th, always behind, tailed off, 10th of 18, well behind Pure Genius (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Toy Gun (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) In touch, outpaced 12th, tailed off from 2 out, 8th of 11, well behind Garleton (10-4) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Finlay's Footsteps 5-1 (11-6) Led to 3rd, soon driven to stay in touch, lost place 6th, no danger after, 5th of 9, well behind Pugnacity (9-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f sell hcp hld 0-95 (5) gf in Mar.
Jorveybrook (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Hit 1st, held up in rear, jumped right 6th, headway 4 out, led 2 out, jumped slowly last, ridden and held on flat, won at Newcastle 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Seek The Truth (10-3) by 1l, 8 ran.
Indy Mood 9-2 (9-7) Mid-division, chased leaders 3 out, stayed on from next, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Garleton (10-4) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Pistol Basc (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Behind, headway 12th, ridden 2 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, no impression, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Nicozetto (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Mar.
Cute N You Know It 16-1 (11-5) Behind, weakened 8th, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Nelliedonethat (11-6) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar, 12 ran.