Ange Guerrier won four times on the Flat in France and showed promise on his hurdles bow at Taunton but finished tailed off at Ffos Las on his latest start in January. Points winner Court In Session was second in an Uttoxeter bumper on his debut under Rules but weakened quickly and was pulled up when quietly fancied over 3m at Perth. He could do better dropped in distance and Western Approaches has already run well in bumpers on fast ground. OUTRAGEOUS REQUEST looks the one to beat on his second at Limerick in May, however, though Flat winner Iron Condor could yet have a future over hurdles.
Ange Guerrier (FR) 4-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, held up and behind, hit 4th, ridden and struggling after 5th, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Pateese (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Cornish Beau (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon hung right and weakened, 4th of 6, 9l behind Vita Lika (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Sep (flat).
Court In Session (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) With winner until ridden approaching 9th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Manger Hanagment (11-4) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Sep, 5 ran.
Iron Condor 9-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, hit 3rd, mistake 3 out, some headway approaching 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 12, 41l behind Kumbeshwar (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Judiciary (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kathleen Frances (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep '10 (flat).
Meganisi (IRE) (8-9) 7th of 8, 14l behind Delrock (8-5) at San Siro(ITY) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in May '10 (flat).
Outrageous Request 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, challenged straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 18, 4l behind Rockshandy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in May.
Youm Jamil (USA) 50-1 (10-9) Behind, mistake 2nd, never a factor, 9th of 12, well behind Abergavenny (10-9) at Hereford 2m 1f 4yo mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Western Approaches 7-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Forever My Friend (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Jul.