Trojan Sun's second to Reginaldinho at Leicester looks the best recent form on offer and he races off the same mark here. However, he's likely to start at restrictive odds and may not represent much in the way of value given a couple of his rivals are open to improvement. Di Kaprio won over hurdles off today's mark last season and has been lightly-raced over fences, as has SIR MATTIE. He was pulled up on his chasing bow at Warwick and will need to jump better here but he ran his best races over hurdles around here last season and should have more to offer. He certainly makes more appeal than the 10-year-old Rudigreen and inconsistent Go On Arch.
Di Kaprio (FR) 9-1 (11-0) Led, hit 1st, jumped left and headed 3rd, led next until not fluent 8th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 34l behind Emperor's Choice (11-0) at Taunton 2m 7f beg chase (4) sft in Jan.
Trojan Sun 13-2 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway when mistake 3 out, chased winner next, stayed on same pace, no impression, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Reginaldinho (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Sir Mattie (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always last, hit 1st, behind 9th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Tour Des Champs (11-8) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (3) hvy in Feb, 4 ran.
Rudigreen (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until 2nd, lost place next, ridden after 8th, tailed off 12th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Carrigmorna King (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Go On Arch (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Chased leader, went left 7th, ridden and lost 2nd before 4 out, weakened to 5th when blundered 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Milo Milan (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.