This is a tricky opener as a few of these have shown enough to suggest they can win a maiden hurdle. Benenden is one but the winning pointer needs to bounce back from a poor run at Southwell. Broadway Symphony was only beaten a length-and-a-half in a handicap at Ludlow last month while Master Todd, though already a nine-year-old, was third at Chepstow 11 days ago and would have a great chance on his form around this time last year. Rio Milan and Presenting The Way also enter the equation while the mare Java Rose has won on the Polytrack. But ULZANA'S RAID probably has more scope and, as his course and distance third in December couldn't have worked out much better, Alan King's charge gets the nod.
Benenden (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up in touch, mistake 4 out, challenged 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 7, 14l behind Cloud Creeper (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft.
Broadway Symphony (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway approaching 6th, led when not fluent 3 out, ridden after 2 out, hung left and headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Still Believing (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Buckontupence (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Close up in last place, ridden and struggling from 6f out, last of 4, well behind Battle Born (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Carn Rock 80-1 (11-0) Held up, behind before 8th, 5th of 7, well behind Algernon Pazham (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Carpies Boy 150-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, struggling 4 out, never dangerous, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Kings Bandit (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Couldhavehaditall (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In touch when fell 2nd, in a race won by Andy Kelly (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs, 9 ran.
Diamond Pro (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place 4th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Great Link (11-3) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Flinstone (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Handy on inside, ridden over 5f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Trickaway (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Master Todd (IRE) 5-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, one pace when slightly hampered and left 3rd 2 out, no extra before next, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Robbers Roost (11-0) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Moorlands George 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, pecked 4th, behind from 6th, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Toubeera (11-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Presenting The Way 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 12l behind The Skyfarmer (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Rio Milan (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Led to 4th, led again after 6th, headed before last, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 9l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Sukiyaki (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 3f out, not much room and switched left over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 7l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Top Show 100-1 (11-2) Led and set steady pace, reminder halfway and again over 4f out, pushed along and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 19l behind Aqalim (11-0) at Kempton 2m NH flat (5) sft in Feb.
Ulzana's Raid (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 5 out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on to go 3rd approaching 2 out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 18, 23l behind Champagne West (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Gaye Memories 66-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Keshi Pearl (10-12) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Java Rose 5-4fav (10-10) Chased winner, mistakes 4th and 6th, challenged and hit 3 out, lost 2nd soon after 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 6, 6l behind Miss Biscotti (10-5) at Fakenham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
London Skolar 20-1 (10-9) Towards rear, weakened before 4 out, fell, in a race won by Raven's Tower (11-5) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Feb, 11 ran.