Kaysersberg won over C&D in December but BALLYALTON's wide-margin success at Warwick looks the better form and Ian Williams' winning pointer can extend his unbeaten run here. This Is Me is probably best of the others with experience, though there are possibilities about Micky Hammond's newcomer Ronnie Rhino and he makes more appeal than Pebbleglen, who should be better with this run under his belt.
Ballyalton (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led 3f out, drew clear from 2f out, won at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan beating Key To The West (10-12) by 18l, 11 ran.
Kaysersberg (FR) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, effort 4f out, soon ridden, led over 1f out, stayed on well fiinal furlong, won at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec beating Red Devil Boys (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Bit Of A Scruff (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, led after 2f until over 8f out, weakened quickly 7f out, pulled up after, in a race won by Ballyalton (10-12) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan, 11 ran.
Its Murphy Again (IRE) Amilynx gelding out of Alphadel.
No Diamond 66-1 (11-0) Held up, pushed along 11f out, lost touch final 7f, 8th of 9, 41l behind Starving Marvin (10-7) at Warwick 2m mdn nhf (6) gs in Jan.
Pebbleglen (IRE) Milan gelding out of Strong Profit.
Bow Fiddle (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, well behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Ronnie Rhino Darsi gelding out of Pondimari.
This Is Me 10-3 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 17l behind Hi George (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Tysoe Lad Zafeen gelding out of Nicholas Mistress.