BE BOP BORU will be having his third start in as many weeks and can complete a hat-trick. Tim Vaughan's charge ploughed through the mud to score at Wincanton then followed up in a Newcastle conditionals' event last week for which he goes unpenalised. Sleep In First completed a four-timer over fences at this time a year ago and can revert to hurdling on a much lower rating though he didn't run well at Musselburgh last month. Lebanna has shown promise and makes her handicap debut but winning bumper Mister Jones has yet to reveal any real talent for jumping hurdles though he's been racing over longer trips.
Sleep In First (FR) 25-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 11, 23l behind Figaro (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Mister Jones 4-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders, reminder 2nd, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Total Assets (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders 4 out, every chance 3 out, led before next, ran on strongly, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Solway Dornal (9-11) by 8l, 9 ran.
Dalstontosiloth (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, blundered last, kept on, 5th of 13, 11l behind Easydoesit (11-10) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Fling Me (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up, in a race won by Jack Albert (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Dec, 8 ran.
Lebanna 16-1 (10-4) Held up behind in touch, chased leading pair and effort 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, no impression in clear 3rd approaching last, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Aurore D'estruval (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Two Oscars (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened after next, 6th of 11, 19l behind Newdane Dancer (10-2) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.