Quattrocento is a previous C&D winner and is blinkered for the first time here, as is recent Newbury fourth Frontier Dancer. Bellflower Boy returned from a short break with an excellent third over hurdles at Doncaster and is rated 12lb lower over fences. His form over the larger obstacles has been disappointing to say the least, however, while Postmaster and Or Bleu usually find at least one too good. Isn't That Lucky won over this trip at Ludlow earlier in the month and is one to consider and Acrai Rua still has a bit of scope but this can go to LAKE LEGEND, who won at Taunton last month and is almost certainly a lot better than he showed when beaten at odds-on in a muddling three-runner novice event at Doncaster two weeks ago.
Postmaster 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Grand Lahou (11-2) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Or Bleu (FR) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5 out, soon rallied, effort 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind As De Fer (11-1) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Isn't That Lucky 7-2fav (11-1) Mid-division, went 4th 9th, went 3rd approaching 12th, closed from next, challenged after 4 out, led after next, jumped left last, driven out, won at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd beating Max Bygraves (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Lake Legend 4-11fav (11-7) Tracked winner, jumped slow and lost 2nd place briefly 10th, not fluent 5 out, ridden before 3 out, hit next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 11l behind Indian Pipe Dream (10-7) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gd.
Mr Robert (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened before 13th, behind when pulled up approaching 4 out, in a race won by Royal Tune (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Fit To Drive 9-1 (11-4) Held up in 6th, dropped to rear before 12th, blundered and unseated rider 15th, in a race won by Mon Parrain (11-8) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd, 8 ran.
Oakfield Legend 7-1 (11-2) With leader, led 3rd, blundered 14th, ridden and headed after 3 out, hit next, one pace last, 4th of 9, 5l behind Isn't That Lucky (11-1) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.
Frontier Dancer (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, reminders after 7th and 12th, jumped right 4 out, weakened 3 out, 4th of 9, 21l behind Meet The Critics (10-11) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gs.
Acrai Rua (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, not fluent 12th, weakened 4 out, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Massini Man (10-11) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (3) gs in Feb.
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Chased leaders and keen on inner, led after 4th, headed 2 out, soon ridden, one pace, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Five Star Wilsham (10-13) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd.
Quattrocento (FR) 4-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 9th, chased winner when blundered 5 out, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 6th of 7, 30l behind Pak Jack (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.