A faller on his first couple of outings over timber, READY TOKEN took a step forward by recording a clear round to finish third at Southwell last time - he looks set to open his account. Romany Ryme also put a couple of falls behind him when making the frame at Hexham last month while Shantou Tiger showed some promise on his hurdling bow at Bangor. The latter pair should also figure and look to have something in hand over Ballythomas, well beaten on his last couple of starts despite finishing in a place.
Alaplee 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, blundered 5th, soon in rear and reminders, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Rally (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Backforce 40-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, headway before 6f out, weakened before 5f out, 8th of 9, well behind Grove Silver (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Ballythomas 15-2 (10-13) In rear and in touch, went 3rd 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 3rd of 4, well behind Mysteree (11-12) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Mar.
Cadgers Hole 66-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, hampered 6th, ridden after 4 out, well beaten before next, 6th of 7, 22l behind Boondooma (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Fiddler's Flight (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Jumped poorly and sometimes left in in rear, struggling from 4th, went badly left 6th and next, never involved, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Parsnip Pete (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Head Of The Class (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Towards rear of mid-division, chased leaders 5f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 14, 22l behind Sir Vinski (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Hi Bob 100-1 (10-11) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, well behind Oleohneh (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Ready Token (IRE) 2-1fav (11-1) Held up mid-division, mistake 7 out, headway before 5 out, soon went 2nd, ridden before last, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3l behind At Reception (10-10) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Romany Ryme 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching last, no impression on front pair and stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind One For Harry (11-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Shantou Tiger (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 5th, chased leaders 3 out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Monkey Kingdom (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Snow Alert 33-1 (10-8) In rear, reminders after 6th, pulled up before 7th, tailed off, in a race won by Speckled Door (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar, 15 ran.
The Yank 66-1 (10-11) Mid-division, pushed along in 5th when not fluent 4 out, weakened after next, blundered last, 6th of 15, 35l behind Saint Jerome (10-13) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Viking Mistress 40-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 12l behind Star Lily (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Nov.