Coup De Grace ran well over a slightly longer trip at Kempton last month and was then a close-up fifth on the Polytrack. Paddy Bradley's big claim is a plus and he has every chance of landing this but we just prefer HENRYVILLE. He wasn't far behind subsequent hurdles winner Dawn Commander in a jumpers' bumper last month and should be capable of going close in this grade. Auld Sthock and Saffron Prince have become expensive to follow and No No Bingo disappointed at Huntingdon after winning at Haydock but Sinbad The Sailor could go well if in the mood, though probably needs another half-mile.
Sinbad The Sailor 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 12, 28l behind Bygones Sovereign (10-8) at Ascot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.
Henryville 4-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, good headway on outside to chase leaders over 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Dawn Commander (11-2) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Auld Sthock (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, modest 4th before 3 out, went poor 3rd before 2 out, went left last, weakened flat, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Ceasar Milan (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
No No Bingo (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden after 7th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 35l behind Touch Back (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Saffron Prince 3-1 (11-2) Prominent, challenged after 5th, ridden before 3 out, beaten 2 out, mistake last, 4th of 13, 14l behind Bodega (11-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Curtain Razer (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed soon after 3 out, chased winner, plugged on same pace, 2nd of 5, 18l behind Mistral Reine (11-4) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Coup De Grace (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway 4th, chased leaders 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, mistake 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 10l behind Harry's Farewell (11-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Rear on mid-division, well beaten final 3f, 14th of 16, 16l behind Pass Muster (11-1) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.