Habitual front-runner Morestead is probably better suited to fences but should make this a decent test and that will suit NEMO SPIRIT. Dan O'Brien's grey is still a maiden over hurdles but was noted staying on late when third at Plumpton last month and should appreciate the uphill finish here. Van Diemens Land has hinted at ability and Petit Ecuyer won at Plumpton in November and did finish ahead of the selection at that track in January. Trip The Light and Kastani Beach may need further, however, but Prickles is a pound lower than when only beaten a short-head at Wincanton nine days ago and should be in the firing-line.
Trip The Light 17-2 (11-5) In touch, ridden and weakened before 6th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Drussell (10-13) at Ludlow 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Van Diemens Land (USA) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden and one pace 2 out, weakened flat, 7th of 12, 23l behind Invicta Lake (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 11-1 (11-4) Mid-division and raced wide, chased leaders after 3 out, ridden and every chance before last, no extra run-in, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Nemo Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, mistake 2 out, kept on well under pressure, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Tornado In Milan (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Kastani Beach (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 4 out, pushed along in 4th after next, went 3rd last, driven and kept on flat, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Admiral Blake (10-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Morestead (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed approaching 4 out, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Lava Lamp (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Walden Prince (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led 3rd, hit 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, 32l behind Thundering Home (10-9) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Feb.
Prickles 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching last, led flat, headed near finish, 2nd of 13, shd behind Goochypoochyprader (10-6) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Posh Emily 9-2 (11-7) Always towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 22l behind Come On Annie (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.