GET BACK TO ME has joined Simon Earle since finishing fourth in a bumper at Thurles in November behind a couple of subsequent winners. He's preferred to The Stig, Bad Made and Willpower, who all hail from yards better known for runners on the Flat. No No Mac has shown promise in a couple of starts in soft ground bumpers and Pastoral steps up in trip after a second over 1m5f at Wetherby last time while Ghost Opera ran well enough in one of these events on the Polytrack in January and may figure. The newcomer Masquerade is another to keep an eye on.
Bad Made (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Led, headed over 3f out, soon not much room, weakened 2f out, 5th of 11, 25l behind Pure Style (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Get Back To Me (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Led, strongly pressed from over 3f out, ridden and headed early straight, no extra from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 14l behind Drumlee (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Oscars Way (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, soon in rear and outpaced, ran green, reminders over 6f out, never a factor, 4th of 5, well behind Monkey Kingdom (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy.
The Stig (FR) 28-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 8f out, every chance 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 12l behind Lemony Bay (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd.
West End Classic (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Alw in rr, pu 4out, in a race won by Old Supporter (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May, 14 ran.
Ghost Opera 50-1 (10-7) Led at decent pace, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Sgt Reckless (11-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan.
Kastela Stari 9-1 (10-11) Behind when badly hampered after 3f, never dangerous after, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Carlton Jack (10-13) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Masquerade Fruits Of Love gelding out of Beechill Dancer.
No No Mac (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind King Of Strings (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Sedgemoor Classact (IRE) Exit To Nowhere mare out of Kim Fontenail.
Willpower (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 6f out, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 16th of 18, 39l behind Dubai Kiss (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) gs.
Pastoral 8-1 (10-7) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 1f out, one pace and no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Ifits A Fiddle (10-10) at Wetherby 1m 5f fll 4yo N H flat (6) sft in Jan.