AP McCoy only has two booked rides at the fixture, My Tent Or Yours in the big race and FULL SHIFT here. A winning point-to-pointer, Nicky Henderson's charge wouldn't have been sent all the way here unless thought capable of a winning start under Rules and is given the nod. Another winner between the flags, Pierrers Bounty, showed plenty of potential when narrowly beaten by Discovery Bay in a maiden hurdle at Wetherby and his trainer should have him right for his reappearance. Clever Cookie won two bumpers before making a promising debut over timber behind Franciscan at Musselburgh and looks certain to make further progress while easy Catterick bumper winner Pair Of Jacks should make a hurdler and is just the type Malcolm Jefferson does so well with.
Clever Cookie 3-1 (10-12) Raced freely in touch, not fluent 2nd, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, kept on well to go 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Franciscan (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Dalstontosiloth (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Raced freely in mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 11l behind Theatrical Style (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Dunkirk's First (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, outpaced 4 out, rallied after next, stayed on to go modest 3rd approaching last, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 6, 40l behind Another Hero (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs.
Final Assault 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, ridden before last, went 3rd after last, weakened run-in, 4th of 18, 9l behind Redpender (11-0) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Full Shift (FR) 5-2 (10-7) Ap; led 4 out; stayed on wl, won at South Dorset 3m ptp in Feb beating Tallanstown Boy (12-0) by 4l, 17 ran.
Landecker (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, went 4th over 3f out, one pace, 4th of 14, 13l behind Five In A Row (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Pair Of Jacks (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 4th of 7, well behind Deadly Sting (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Pierrers Bounty (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden after 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied after last, stayed on well to take 2nd towards finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Discovery Bay (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Runswick Days (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, 7th of 9, well behind Milan Bound (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Teaatreids (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Led, headed 8f out, prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 22l behind Legacy Gold (11-5) at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (6) sft in Feb.