We know nothing about Ulck Du Lin, a minor winner in the Provinces before scoring over fences at Vichy and not much more about Soliwery, who ran twice at Auteuil before beaten a short-head on his debut for Nicky Henderson at Sandown. VENDOR is another virtual unknown but he looked a potentially useful performer when making a winning start for Alan King at Newbury and time may tell that he's been thrown in off this mark so he gets the nod. Kazilian looked a nice prospect at Leicester and doesn't look harshly treated and Sportsmaster has been going well in Ireland in decent company. Royal Bonsai landed a Grade 2 at Doncaster in December and a recent run on the Flat will have put him straight while yet another ex-French performer, Glorious Sixty, ran in a Grade 1 in Ireland last time and could be anything. Edeymi has been steadily improving and is another to consider.
One Cool Shabra (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Led, ridden and headed after 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure, no impression on winner run-in and lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Felix Yonger (11-5) at Naas 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Feb.
Sportsmaster (IRE) 7-4fav (11-1) Settled in rear of mid-division, closer in 6th entering straight, headway to challenge last, kept on same pace under pressure run-in, no impression in 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Idarah (11-10) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 88-130 sft in Feb.
Argocat (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Soon tracked leaders, in front approaching 3 out, went on from before last where not fluent, stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan beating Lamb Or Cod (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 17 ran.
Edeymi (IRE) 2-7fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, switched to challenge from before 2 out, ridden to lead last, stayed on well run-in, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb beating Chasing Shadows (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 18 ran.
Kapga De Cerisy (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 3rd, led before 2 out, headed narrowly between last 2, ridden and rallied to regain narrow lead flat, just held on, won at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb beating Fire Fighter (11-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Kie (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Led, not fluent 4th, headed 3 out, mistake 2 out, no impression on winner flat, held on well for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 4l behind West Brit (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs in Feb.
Colebrooke 66-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, lost place 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 24l behind Grumeti (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) gs in Jan.
Arnaud (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 7th approaching 3 out, no impression under pressure approaching straight, kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 10, 24l behind Burrenbridge Lodge (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) in Feb.
Bat Masterson (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Attempted to make all, a bit awkward 1st, headed 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd and struggling before last, rallied well run-in but not quite get back up, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Burrenbridge Lodge (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) in Feb.
Moujik Borget (FR) 5-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 21l behind Une Artiste (10-13) at Haydock 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Ulck Du Lin (FR) (10-3) 7th of 12, 42l behind Michto (10-7) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f chs sft in Oct.
Kazlian (FR) 13-8fav (11-0) Chased clear leader, closed before 5th, upsides 3 out, led approaching next, clear before last, hard held, won at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating High On A Hill (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Vendor (FR) 4-5fav (10-12) Held up in rear, smooth headway before 4 out went 2nd soon after, challenged on bit when mistake last, recovered and rallied to lead final 120 yards, comfortably, won at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) sft in Dec beating Tango De Juilley (11-8) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Blue Cannon (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace without threatening from before last, 4th of 10, 7l behind Pass The Hat (11-3) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Soliwery (FR) 11-10fav (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3 out, chased winner approaching 2 out, upsides last, strong challenge and level when carried left briefly flat, just failed, 2nd of 6, shd behind Colebrooke (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, chased winner until well before 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd, rallied to modest 3rd last, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Baby Mix (11-5) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) gd in Feb.
Gorgeous Sixty (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 5th 2 out, no extra from early straight, 8th of 12, 27l behind Hisaabaat (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs in Feb.
Une Artiste (FR) 13-2 (10-12) Held up in 5th, not fluent 3rd, never on terms with leading quartet, ridden and weakened 3 out, eased after 2 out, went right last, tailed off, 4th of 8, 40l behind Baby Mix (11-5) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) gd in Feb.
Ardlui (IRE) 6-5fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge approaching 3 out, under pressure when not fluent next, stayed on to go 3rd after last, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Eagle Rock (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Feb.
High Samana 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, every chance when blundered last, kept on to chase winner run-in, always held, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Une Artiste (10-13) at Haydock 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Royal Bonsai 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on to lead last 150 yards, won at Doncaster 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) gs in Dec beating Eagle Rock (10-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lemon Drop Red (USA) 6-4fav (10-7) Always prominent, led just before 2 out, driven flat, all out, won at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb beating Little Fritz (10-13) by shd, 13 ran.
Chill (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, closer early straight and in touch approaching last, kept on one pace run-in without really threatening, 7th of 10, 3l behind Idarah (11-10) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 88-130 sft in Feb.
Jackies Solitaire 10-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, led before last, headed flat, soon rallied, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 8, ns behind Alasi (11-5) at Doncaster 2m hdl G2 (1) gs in Jan.