A modest turnout in which it's hard to make a case for Sibling Rivalry or Gulfport, apart from the latter's connections. Barliffey is probably best watched after a 523-day absence but do take careful note if the money comes for him after such as lengthy lay-off. Musnad should be cherry-ripe here after running eighth of 11 in a Doncaster handicap last Saturday on the level and has obvious claims but the 8lb he has to concede to FORSTER STREET just swings the pendulum in favour of the latter. The Tim Easterby inmate didn't show up too badly in juvenile hurdles last year and delivered an adequate performance back on the Polytrack when a respectable fifth of 12 at Wolverhampton recently. He may have too much toe for his opponents, especially as it's hard to see where the pace is coming from.
Musnad (USA) 20-1 (11-12) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, led again before 3 out, headed between last 2, kept on same pace, lost 3rd last, no extra, 5th of 14, 9l behind Broctune Papa Gio (10-9) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Barliffey (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression approaching 3 out, 10th of 15, 21l behind Classical Mist (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct '11.
Sibling Rivalry 50-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 46l behind Warden Hill (11-0) at Kempton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Dec.
Forster Street (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Held up behind, mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Prize Fighter (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Gulfport 33-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 12th of 15, 36l behind Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.