Bygones Of Brid finished runner-up in the Scottish Champion Hurdle when last seen at the track in 2011. It remains to be seen if he retains that ability and CROWNING JEWEL looks a safer bet. The latter beat three previous winners when scoring at Haydock recently and can follow up despite a 6lb rise in the weights. Jet Master has been running well of late without threatening to get his head in front but Corkage is not out of this with a conditional taking 7lb off his back. The remaining trio have all slipped down the weights without showing any improvement for it but Rumble of Thunder may prove best of them.
Bygones of Brid (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, led 4th, headed next, hit 6th, every chance from 3 out until flat, held by winner close home, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sanctuaire (10-8) at Ayr 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr '11.
Corkage (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Chased winner until 8th, chased leaders, weakened soon after 4 out, 7th of 12, 44l behind Quentin Collonges (10-0) at Doncaster 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Crowning Jewel 15-8 (10-13) Tracked leading pair, effort approaching last, quickened to lead flat, soon clear, ridden out, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Mar beating Rock Relief (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Jet Master (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Keen tracked leader, led after 3rd, hit 6th, ridden and headed 2 out, plugging on one pace when blundered last, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Yesyoucan (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Woody Waller 20-1 (11-12) Always behind, 7th of 9, 39l behind Devotion To Duty (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Rumble Of Thunder (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, went 5th before 3 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 27l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
A Bridge Too Far (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, no extra last, 7th of 13, 19l behind Meganisi (10-10) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Mar.