CONQUISTO scored at the first time of asking over fences and ran well again when runner-up at Kelso last time. He has faster ground to contend with today but is clear on official ratings and gets the nod. Granville Island disappointed last month having finished a promising second at Sedgefield before that and has a bit to spare at the weights with Jack The Gent. The latter should still figure with a repeat of his earlier placed effort at Doncaster and makes more appeal than Flichity and chasing debutant Monroe Park.
Conquisto 6-4 (11-7) Led, pushed along and headed before last, ridden run-in, one pace, 2nd of 3, 8l behind Kruzhlinin (11-7) at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (3) hvy in Feb.
Flichity (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Led until 1st, prominent, led 5th until 8th, lost place 10th, weakened 14th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Howard's Legacy (11-7) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Feb, 7 ran.
Granville Island (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Led, headed and mistake 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 8, 27l behind The Chazer (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leader after 1st, led 3rd, not fluent 7th or 8th, hit 4 out, headed when jumped left and hampered 2 out, no extra flat, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Wilde Pastures (10-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Monroe Park (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders until ridden 4th, soon in rear, behind from 6th, 6th of 9, 48l behind King's Road (11-5) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.