Bow School landed a hunter chase at Wetherby last May and was having his first start since June when slamming his rivals over hurdles at Kelso last month. Not surprisingly he's been raised 12lb for that success but could still be capable of better. Flying Squad was in very good heart early last year before losing his form. He returned to action in November with a smooth victory at Wetherby and though not seen since he clearly goes well fresh. Keith Reveley was probably pleasantly surprised when the handicapper only raised DANCING ART 7lb for a convincing victory over the C&D last month and the progressive six-year-old looks capable of adding to that success here. The lightly-raced Trustan Times is the type to improve a great deal and can make his presence felt on his handicap debut despite a big weight.
Trustan Times (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, hit 3rd, headway after 4 out, hampered after 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Mic's Delight (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov chs (3) gs in Feb.
Douglas Julian 20-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, weakened from 19th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Portrait King (11-8) at Newcastle 4m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb, 11 ran.
Storymaker 14-1 (11-11) In rear, behind when pulled up 10th, in a race won by Tyrone House (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Bow School (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Prominent, led before 2 out, ridden clear after last, eased towards finish, won at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb beating Funky Munky (10-9) by 10l, 14 ran.
Flying Squad (UAE) 6-1 (11-11) Held up behind in touch, headway on inside 5 out, led next, drew clear from 2 out, comfortably, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Nov beating Red Kingdom (11-9) by 9l, 7 ran.
Safari Adventures (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, held up, headway 2nd, led and mistake next, headed 4th, stayed prominent, bumped 3 out, no extra approaching last, 6th of 11, 20l behind Saveiro (11-10) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Dancing Art (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) In rear, in touch on outer 6th, led 8th, clear before last, kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb beating Best Legend (11-12) by 5l, 6 ran.
Cool Operator 9-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, challenged 2 out, every chance last, kept on, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Wood Yer (11-10) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.