Towcester winner Ace Fighter Pilot wasn't disgraced under a penalty at Hereford last month and should make his presence felt again. Danandy, Millers Reef and Waterunder all boast decent form between the flags and the market will be the best guide to their chances but Easter Fayre is probably best watched after a break as she disappointed when last seen at Worcester in June. PRESENTING ARMS was a little green on debut at Plumpton in November but ran on again in the closing stages having got outpaced at halfway. He's bred for the job, being closely related to the useful Flat and hurdles winner L'Opera, and can get off the mark today.
Ace Fighter Pilot 8-1 (11-11) Led, ridden and joined when green and hung left and headed inside final 4f, chased winner after, no chance final 2f, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Vrai Vert (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Barry The Barber (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place over 5f out, plugged on final 2f, 5th of 16, well behind Cool George (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) sft.
Boy Of Boru (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Don't Waste It.
Budsson 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 13th of 14, well behind Mister Newby (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft in Dec.
Danandy (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Ld/disp, ld 6out & 2l adv aftr 4out, went clr bef last, sow, won at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec beating Yukon Delta (11-7) by 4l, 10 ran.
Made In Italy (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) In touch, pushed along 7f out, soon beaten, 8th of 14, 24l behind Old Tricks (10-9) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Millers Reef (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Mid-div, 7th 1/2way, ld 2out, hdd next, ko run-in, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Edmundo (11-4) at Milltown 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Presenting Arms (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, no real headway, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 31l behind Wings Of Icarus (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Regal Flow Erhaab gelding out of Flow.
Waterunder (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, ld 3out, joined when left in ld last, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Nov beating Danandy (11-7) by 15l, 9 ran.
Whatlington (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Gli Gli.
Easter Fayre 17-2 (10-10) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd briefly 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 16l behind Tara Rose (10-13) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gf in Jun.
Whatagoa (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway on inside to 3rd over 2f out, no chance with leading duo, lost 3rd inside final furlong, dropped to 4th post, 5th of 6, 19l behind Midnight Minx (10-7) at Folkestone 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Nov.
Boss In Boots (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Grey Mo.