Overlaw needs faster ground to show his best and has over four lengths to find with SLEEP IN FIRST on latest running. The latter survived a last-fence scare to score at Sedgefield last month and can confirm superiority despite the worse terms. Morning Time and Emirate Isle finished further behind the selection last time so Turf Trivia makes more appeal on his recent fourth at Catterick. Monsoon Music and Avanos have both failed to complete since winning over fences last year but Soul Angel had gone close at Kelso before unseating on his latest outing. Twice Lucky and course specialist Prince Tam look best of the remainder.
Overlaw 5-1 (11-5) Led, joined 10th, ridden 2 out, headed approaching last, left clear 2nd at last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Sleep In First (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Sleep In First (FR) 7-4fav (10-7) Prominent, ridden 2 out, headway to lead approaching last, hit last, ran on, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar beating Overlaw (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Twice Lucky 9-2 (11-0) In touch in 5th, headway to 3rd and mistake 8th, went 2nd before next, no chance with winner when lost 2nd between last 2, weakened soon after, 6th of 8, 32l behind Ancient Times (9-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Emirate Isle 9-1 (10-13) In touch, dropped to rear 9th, ridden next, headway after 2 out, keeping on one pace when hampered last, 5th of 7, 10l behind Sleep In First (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Soul Angel 7-2 (10-10) With winner until blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Flying Squad (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Prince Tam 16-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 8th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Sacre Toi (11-2) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Avanos (FR) 10-1 (10-12) In rear when blundered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Cara Court (9-10) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb, 15 ran.
Turf Trivia 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 2nd, headed 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 10l behind Bridlingtonbygones (11-0) at Catterick 2m nov chs 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Arrow Barrow (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Led, headed before 2nd, led after 7th, headed 10th, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, 22l behind Bellaboosh (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.
Richo 6-1 (9-9) Not fluent in rear, mistake 5th, headway 8th, no extra from 4 out, 5th of 8, 21l behind Milgen Bay (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Morning Time (IRE) 4-1 (10-4) In rear, ridden 4 out, headway approaching last, kept on, 4th of 7, 10l behind Sleep In First (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Monsoon Music (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd when hampered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Flying Squad (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) sft in Mar, 6 ran.