On soft ground, this is likely to turn into a war of attrition. Royale Knight has to go on the short-list as he won over further at Kelso in December and was only beaten a neck over 3m4f at Stratford last time, though is 5lb higher now. Hidden Horizons scored over 3m4f at Downpatrick last month and Stuart Crawford also runs Master Philson, who's another dour stayer. Tarraco has won over 3m2f at Plumpton and Fontwell this season but stablemate Gotoyourplay needs to bounce back from a modest effort at Newton Abbot. INDIGO ROCK has been a bit disappointing so far over fences but looks tailor-made for a test like this. He probably has enough weight but there is plenty of scope for improvement so he gets the nod. Thomas Wild beat Nodebateaboutit at Exeter in February but has failed to build on that.
Gotoyourplay (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, blundered 14th, reminders and lost 3rd at 16th, no extra in 4th after 4 out, went right 2 out, mistake last, 4th of 6, 29l behind Camden (11-3) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Royale Knight 3-1fav (11-7) Held up, headway 6th, hit 14th, went 2nd 4 out, challenged next, driven approaching last, every chance flat, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Talkonthestreet (11-9) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Full Jack (FR) 13-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 3rd of 5, well behind I Need Gold (11-10) at Ayr 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Wild Geese (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, blundered and lost 2nd 4 out, fading when fell next, in a race won by Raajih (11-1) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Sep, 10 ran.
Neptune Equester 14-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, reminder after 4th, headway 4 out, chased leading pair before last, rallied on inside flat, went 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Lie Forrit (11-12) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.
Indigo Rock (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4 out, in 3rd 3 out, one pace before 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 7, 7l behind My Idea (10-8) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Hidden Horizons (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 4 out, challenged before 3 out, disputed from 3 out, ridden in 2nd before last, kept on run-in, hampered inside final 100 yards, no extra close home (finished 2nd - placed 1st), won at Downpatrick 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 sft in Mar, 15 ran.
Five Star Wilsham (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 11th, in touch when hampered and unseated rider 13th, in a race won by Flying Award (11-7) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Mar, 7 ran.
Thomas Wild 3-1fav (11-9) Chased leaders, driven along in 5th after 13th, went poor 4th approaching and went left 2 out, 4th of 9, 20l behind Master Neo (11-3) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Tarraco (FR) 11-4fav (11-10) Led to 4th, led again 7th, ridden before 3 out, just held on post, all out, won at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar beating Danners (11-7) by shd, 5 ran.
Nodebateaboutit 85-40fav (11-8) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 11th, ridden and lost place before 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Miss Saffron (10-3) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 9 ran.
Mister Philson (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, ridden briefly before 6th, ridden before 6 out, slight mistake 5 out, soon no impression, 8th of 15, well behind Hidden Horizons (10-3) at Downpatrick 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 sft in Mar.
Heathfield (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 2 out, ridden into 3rd last, no impression leaders run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.
Heez A Steel (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 1st, lost place 9th, jumped slowly and struggling from 13th, 6th of 10, 25l behind Debt To Society (10-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Bertie Milan (IRE) 9-4fav (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, soon lost place and in rear, headway to chased leaders before 5th, mistake 9th, soon in rear, weakened before 4 out, last of 6, 17l behind Etxalar (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Definite Appeal (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) In rear, ridden 10th, behind 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Outlaw Tom (11-5) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs, 11 ran.