Sacco D'Oro returns to hurdling after a couple of spins on the all-weather and looks to have a chance judged on January's win at Southwell. Patavium finished a respectable third on his recent comeback at Catterick and can figure, while the best form of Barron Watlass entitles him to consideration. The going was good when SCRUM V won over C&D in January so it was no surprise to see him falter in testing ground at Kelso last time. With conditions more in his favour today, John Davies' gelding can return to winning ways.
Barron Watlass (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 9th of 16, 20l behind Bocciani (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Patavium (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 6th, close 4th 2 out, every chance last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Bocciani (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
King Mak 8-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 14, 19l behind Lady Anne Nevill (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Feb.
Silver Lily (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) In touch, outpaced when hit 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 45l behind Rossbrin (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Feb.
Scrum V 16-1 (10-13) Prominent on outer, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 12, 32l behind Circus Clown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Quilver Tatou (FR) 15-2 (10-4) Blundered 1st, in touch, mistake 3rd, chasing leaders when blundered 8th, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Take It There (11-11) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Sacco D'oro 11-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, lost place before 3 out, 5th of 11, 35l behind Mannlichen (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Won More Night 28-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, some headway before 2 out, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 14l behind Shalambar (11-9) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jan.