Ingleby Spirit looked promising when completing a Musselburgh double and though beaten subsequently he was taking on better class opposition. Conquisto looks a bit high in the weights though his rider's claim is a bonus but Donald McCain, who had four entries at the early stage and won this last year, relies on UBALTIQUE, who gets the vote as there should be more to come and he is well enough treated. Jet Master has become frustrating though he was racing over fences when falling at Carlisle. He is well held by the selection on their novice hurdle run at Perth while Hollo Ladies has never progressed from his Grade 1 victory at Leopardstown three years ago and will probably do better when returning to fences.
Conquisto 9-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Vulcanite (11-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Ingleby Spirit 33-1 (10-10) Behind, mistake and reminders after 2nd, struggling 3 out, never dangerous, 25th of 26, 42l behind Alderwood (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Jet Master (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Led until fell 4th, in a race won by Kruzhlinin (11-2) at Carlisle 2m Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) hvy, 6 ran.
Hollo Ladies (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up, crept closer from 10th, went 3rd after 3 out, chased winner approaching last, no impression, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Benny Be Good (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gf in Apr '11.
Ubaltique (FR) 3-1 (10-12) Held up behind leaders, headway approaching 5th, challenging when not fluent 6th, soon led, not fluent 3 out, headed when mistake last, no extra flat, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Tap Night (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft.
Sir Tantallus Hawk 4-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Locked Inthepocket (10-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in May, 8 ran.