Rathnaroughy won a point-to-point in Ireland last year and made a highly encouraging debut over hurdles when runner-up to Drumabloo over 2m4f at Ayr 10 days ago. He's certainly one to consider here but may just have to give best to WYSE HILL TEABAGS, who stepped up on his defeat of Moon Indigo at Musselburgh when a staying-on third to Bold Sir Brian in a Grade 2 over this C&D earlier in the month. And The Man got off the mark in comfortable fashion at Ayr last month and should confirm the form with third Inoogoo. He looks the pick of the remainder ahead of the one-paced Freddie Brown.
And The Man 9-4 (11-3) Chased leaders on inner, challenged 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led last, drew clear run-in, ridden out, won at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Rival D'estruval (11-3) by 18l, 12 ran.
Wyse Hill Teabags 16-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, led approaching next, headed last, weakened flat, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Bold Sir Brian (11-1) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) gs.
Freddie Brown 6-1 (11-1) Pulled hard in rear, mistake 3rd, chased leaders approaching next, mistake 2 out, flashed tail under pressure after last, not run on, 4th of 15, 19l behind Pokfulham (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Inoogoo (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, ridden to chase leaders in 3rd before 3 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 12, 22l behind And The Man (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Isla Patriot 200-1 (11-1) Always behind, 9th of 15, well behind Pokfulham (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Nisaal (IRE) 80-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, effort from 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 16, 22l behind Bogside (11-2) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Northern Cross (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, never dangerous, weakened run-in, 5th of 7, 37l behind Blenheim Brook (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Feb.
Parson's Punch 40-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, hit 4 out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Circus Clown (11-8) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Paul Revere (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, struggling from 4th, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Darna (11-11) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan, 17 ran.
Quel Elite (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, kept on from before 2 out, 5th of 16, 20l behind Shadows Lengthen (10-10) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Rathnaroughy (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, hit 7th, headway 4 out, left 3rd from 3 out, chased winner after last, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Drumbaloo (11-2) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Saga Surprise (FR) 200-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, weakening when blundered last, 10th of 16, 41l behind Bogside (11-2) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Kai Broon (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, lost place before 4th, pecked badly 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 7, well behind Antoella (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4yo hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Legbeforewicket 100-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Flinty Bay (11-2) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb, 14 ran.
Vittachi 14-1 (10-9) Mistakes, always behind, 9th of 11, well behind Palawi (10-12) at Haydock 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.