UBALDO DES MENHEIS was only beaten half-a-length by Supreme Asset at Kelso last time having chased home the useful Pine Creek at Doncaster earlier when the front two finished well clear. The Fakenham winner may be good enough to give the weight to Springinherstep, who was beaten when sent off a hot favourite on her hurdling debut at Towcester in November and hasn't been seen since. Scorer was market leader in a Warwick bumper in January but looked as though he needed more time. He's probably best watched making his hurdling bow today, though could still sneak into a place.
Ubaldo Des Menhies (FR) 1-2fav (11-8) Led, ridden after 2 out, 2 lengths clear and under pressure when mistake last, headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Supreme Asset (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Broughtons Star 33-1 (11-9) Always well off the pace in last pair, never involved, 10th of 11, well behind Such A Legend (10-11) at Kempton 2m NH flat (5) gd in Feb.
Foxcub (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, struggling 3 out, blundered next, moderate headway before last, never involved, 9th of 18, 46l behind Lordofthehouse (11-6) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
My Manikato 14-1 (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon beaten, 11th of 13, 39l behind Hydrant (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun (flat).
On The Case 33-1 (10-12) Always behind, 10th of 12, 49l behind Billy Dutton (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Rasheed 14-1 (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd 3 out, led soon after, blundered and headed 2 out, well held in 3rd and no chance with leading duo when lost 3rd well before last, weakened flat, 5th of 9, well behind Flaming Arrow (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) sft in Mar.
Ring Of Fire 66-1 (9-1) Awkwardly away, always in rear, 10th of 11, 19l behind Upper Lambourn (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Mar (flat).
Scorer (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led after 5f, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 16l behind Pure Science (11-5) at Warwick 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Calusa Star 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, ridden 5f out, no impression, 11th of 13, 24l behind Lemony Bay (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Cairanne 66-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division, brought down 3 out, in a race won by Bob's World (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar, 16 ran.
Springinherstep (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led 4 out, pressed from 2 out, went left and hung left flat, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.