Circus Clown is potentially well treated and is a course and distance winner, though his recent form is hardly inspiring. Bogside has been just as disappointing but Funky Munky won at Catterick in January and is only 3lb higher here. ENDEAVOR has been raised the obligatory 6lb for last month's victory at Sedgefield but the second went close at the same track on Friday and Dianne Sayer's eight-year-old came good at this time last year. He can follow up as the French import Flogarose may need more time to acclimatise and Scimon Templar disappointed when favourite here last month.
Bogside (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, 26l behind Diamond Frontier (11-3) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Circus Clown (IRE) 18-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, pushed along before 6th, some headway next, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 47l behind Coverholder (9-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Lisbon (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, weakened from, next, 13th of 18, well behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy in Feb.
Flogarose (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led before 4th, headed after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ifandbutwhynot (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb, 8 ran.
Funky Munky 20-1 (10-13) Led, headed after 5th, remained with leader, no extra from last, lost 2 places towards finish, 5th of 14, 10l behind Mitchell's Way (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Mar.
Moufatango (FR) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 43l behind A Southside Boy (10-0) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Scimon Templar (FR) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked winner, switched outside before 8th, ridden after 3 out, soon lost place, weakening when mistake next, 7th of 12, well behind Grey Area (10-13) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Endeavor 8-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon went 2nd, led before next, kept on from last, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar beating Lord Luso (10-8) by 1l, 6 ran.
Kane River (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, pulled up, in a race won by Mojolika (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.