DIAMOND D'AMOUR has the best form on offer and can defy a penalty for December's victory over C&D reunited with winning partner Jonathon Bewley. He makes more appeal than Crescent Beach, who was well beaten in Grade 2 company last time but had finished runner-up at Bangor before that. Formulation and Mojolika were of a similar ability on the Flat but neither have shown any form over hurdles as yet. Mr Puck never got into it when fifth on his debut in a bumper at Newcastle but he's one to note hurdling for the first time.
Diamond D'amour (IRE) 4-6fav (11-12) Led, pushed along and headed before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 34l behind Nowurhurlin (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Crescent Beach (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, led, headed soon after 3 out, soon ridden and weakened rapidly, tailed off, 4th of 6, 36l behind Grumeti (11-0) at Kempton 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Feb.
Formulation (IRE) 28-1 (10-10) Behind, hit 6th, headway to modest 5th after 3 out, hit 2 out, went 4th before last, 4th of 15, 32l behind Star In Flight (11-10) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Mr Puck (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 12l behind One For Hocky (10-10) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) gs.
Oscar Stanley (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Behind, mistake 1st, slow 2nd, weakened after 4 out, 8th of 10, 34l behind Talkin Thomas (10-8) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) gs.
Tc Spitfire (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Tracked leader, reminders over 6f out, soon lost place, 7th of 9, 41l behind Dante's Frolic (9-7) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Winged Cavallo (IRE) Winged Love gelding out of Cavalry.
Blewit (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 4th entering straight, no impression under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Master Melody (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec (flat).
Illustration (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3rd, not fluent 4th, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 11, 43l behind School For Scandal (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Mojolika 20-1 (10-7) Pulled hard, tracked leading trio, not fluent 6th, weakened and mistake next, 5th of 7, 30l behind Victor Leudorum (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd.