Tayarat sprang a big surprise over C&D in February but has been well beaten in all three starts over hurdles since and is still 8lb higher. He's likely to be picked off here by a few of these. Elsafeer is eased in grade but Bin End only won a claimer over C&D eight days ago and carries a penalty while Quarton is proving disappointing and held an engagement at Exeter yesterday. Reste Gosse could be open to some improvement, however, while Red Skipper has been knocking on the door lately but this track should suit DUBAI CREST and with Jeremiah McGrath, who rode him to victory at Huntingdon a year ago, claiming a valuable 5lb he gets the nod.
Elsafeer (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden and hit 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 18, 27l behind Ambion Wood (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4-7yo) (1) gs in Mar.
Dubai Crest 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, no extra 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 11, 34l behind Balgarry (11-7) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Bin End 10-3fav (11-2) Pressed leader, led approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, not fluent last, edged left, ridden clear, won at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Mar beating A Little Bit Dusty (11-3) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Quarton (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, lost place from 5th, 5th of 6, 36l behind Kealigolane (11-7) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Reste Gosse (FR) 11-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders, jumped right 1st, ridden and no extra from last, 5th of 8, 9l behind Dark Shadow (11-1) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Red Skipper (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Mid-division, outpaced before 5th, headway before 3 out, soon reminders, led after 3 out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Traditional Bob (10-12) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Tayarat (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Jumped left at times, led, clear until after 2nd, headed approaching 3 out, one pace, 4th of 6, 24l behind U B Carefull (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.