Rebecca Curtis' pair Fishoutofwater and The Merry Giant have proved a big disappointment over hurdles so far but Trade On is expected to improve now he tackles hurdles and Street Dance has shown promise in a couple of decent bumpers. Mariinsky's last two runs have left a lot to be desired, while Midnight Tuesday has been off the track since contesting the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree last April though his very presence in that line-up suggests connections hold him in some regard. Preference here though is for DI KAPRIO, whose third to Sprinter Sacre at Ascot suggests a race like this should be within his compass.
Ammo Away 50-1 (11-2) Slight lead for 3f, chased leader until halfway, ridden and weakened 5f out, soon tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Medinas (10-8) at Newbury 2m NH flat (5) gs.
Call Me Frankie (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 14l behind Sharlene's Quest (10-4) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) gs in Feb.
Di Kaprio (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leader, led 2nd, headed 4 out, chased winner, no impression when lost 2nd well before 2 out, one pace in 3rd after, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Sprinter Sacre (11-7) at Ascot 2m nov hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Fishoutofwater (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Prominent, led before 3 out, headed appproaching 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 13, 38l behind Old Way (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Mac Beattie 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, hard ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, well behind Shammick Boy (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Mariinsky (GER) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, reminder after 5th, headway approaching 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Mannlichen (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Midnight Tuesday (FR) 33-1 (11-4) In rear, mistake 3rd, effort approaching 3 out, no impression, blundered last, 9th of 14, well behind Wayward Prince (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr.
Street Dance (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in rear and keen, headway over 4f out to chase leaders, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 17l behind Speed Master (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) gs.
The Merry Giant (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Held up behind in touch, hit 4th, struggling next, soon lost touch, tailed off 4 out, 7th of 8, well behind Upthemsteps (11-8) at Warwick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Feb.
Trade On 7-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon faded, 6th of 14, well behind Fingal Bay (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft in Feb.