ASAID's victory at Huntingdon was franked by the runner-up next time and John Ferguson's four-year-old was far from disgraced in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown two weeks ago, staying on strongly up the straight after getting outpaced around halfway. That suggests this stiff track will suit and he should take all the beating. Hinton Indiana looks the pick of the older horses on his victory at Leicester as Moorlands Jack may need another run to put him straight and Shangani has been off the track for a long time.
Hinton Indiana 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, chased leading pair under pressure next, led after 2 out, soon ridden, not fluent last, kept on flat, won at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec beating Bygones Sovereign (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Moorlands Jack 66-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place before 6th, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Nelson's Bridge (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Jan, 14 ran.
Agitation Cloudings gelding out of Shadowgraff.
Cloudy Bob (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 11 lengths 3rd and no impression 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 16, 14l behind Tour D'argent (11-8) at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Eddie The Eagle (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, reminders halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 38l behind Viking Ridge (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
It's Oscar (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 10f out, headway 7f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 26l behind Swinging Sultan (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Nolecce 66-1 (10-7) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Storm Brig (11-10) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb '11, 16 ran.
Novay Essjay (IRE) 40-1 (9-8) Held up in 5th and off the pace, dropped to rear 5f out, struggling and no chance after, last of 8, 24l behind Marksbury (10-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol (flat).
Shangani (USA) (10-3) 2nd of 13, 3l behind Lucky To Be (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f chs in Jun '10.
Staccato Valtat (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway after 6th, outpaced when mistake 3 out, no impression after, 5th of 9, 11l behind Boston Blue (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Asaid 7-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, pushed along after 3 out, went moderate 6th approaching last, kept on same pace without troubling leaders, 4th of 12, 7l behind Hisaabaat (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs.
Amazingreyce 100-1 (10-8) Close up on outside when fell 4th, in a race won by Queens Bay (10-8) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (3yo+) (4) gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Bold Tara 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, not fluent 9th, soon lost place, mistake 3 out, 6th of 11, 46l behind Miss Milborne (10-11) at Towcester 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.