Ruttan Lake won twice over fences last year and, though beaten twice off similar marks over hurdles in the autumn, must have every chance here if fully wound-up. Majestic Bull landed a gamble at Bangor in December and hinted at a revival at Chepstow three weeks ago, though still looks to be a few pounds too high. Aureate has ability but is a law unto himself and more interesting is Revaader, beaten less than a length at Taunton last time and only a couple of pounds higher now. QUALITEE has never won over hurdles but has scored off a higher mark over fences in the past and did enough at Southwell last time to suggest she'll go close in this modest affair.
Kruseman 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden on outside 4th, weakened well before 2 out, 9th of 13, well behind Goochypoochyprader (10-6) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Sir Benfro 100-1 (10-10) Prominent on outside, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Moorlands Mist (11-0) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.
Majestic Bull (USA) 9-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway after 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace before last, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Molon Labe (11-5) at Chepstow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Cladding 100-1 (10-7) Jumped left, led until after 3rd, prominent until 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, well behind E Street Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Qualitee 10-1 (11-12) Led, headed after 8th, went 3rd before 2 out, ridden before last to chase winner, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Zelos Diktator (10-9) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Revaader 8-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, held up in rear, hit 4th and next, headway on outside approaching 4 out, ridden and pressing leaders last, stayed on to press for 2nd final strides, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Scales (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Notcantdoit (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in last trio, mistake and reminders 5th, mistake and struggling 7th, tailed off 9th, soon pulled up,in a race won by Brunette'sonly (10-6) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft, 9 ran.
Generalise 28-1 (10-3) Chased clear leader, hit 3rd, mistake and ridden 8th, lost 2nd 3 out, soon weakened, mistake next, 5th of 8, 45l behind Call Me Sir (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec.
Ledbury Star (IRE) 150-1 (10-7) Behind, ridden after 5th, never dangerous, 10th of 17, well behind Brick Red (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
North London 7-1 (10-8) Chased leader until 5th, chased leaders, pushed along after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon outpaced, plugged on, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Scales (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Aureate 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, mistake 5th, struggling 3 out, headway 2 out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 14l behind Chilbury Hill (10-1) at Towcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Ruttan Lake (IRE) 13-8fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, pressed winner from 6th, pushed along after 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Hit The Switch (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Oct.