Brixen and Ceepeegee both got off the mark over fences last month but the former appears harshly treated on what she's achieved while the latter looks an out-and-out stayer who may not appreciate the drop in trip. Iheardu's best form is also over further so this can go to top weight GENTLE BOB, who didn't do a lot wrong when second to Victor's Serenade at Ffos Las last time and is still heading in the right direction. Gilded Age tackles fences for the first time having become difficult to place over hurdles but could go close if taking to the larger obstacles.
Gentle Bob (IRE) 10-3fav (11-6) Chased leaders, led before 8th, headed next, chased winner after, challenged 4 out, hung left under pressure from next, held from 2 out, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Victors Serenade (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Gilded Age 16-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, went 3rd after 3 out, outpaced 2 out, plugged on, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Orvita (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Jan.
Brixen (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Made all, soon clear until 4th, clear before 2 out, pressed last 100 yards, driven out, won at Carlisle 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Feb beating Classical Mist (10-12) by nk, 6 ran.
Iheardu 7-2 (11-0) Held up but in touch, left 3rd at 11th, pushed along before 2 out, stayed on same pace and soon beaten, 3rd of 7, 23l behind Graduation Night (11-12) at Ascot 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Ceepeegee (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Prominent, mistake 10th, not fluent 12th, led after 14th, pressed from 4 out until before last, stayed on, won at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Feb beating Rateable Value (11-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
Inner Steel (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leader, led approaching 3rd until 6th, chased leader until after 8th, ridden and weakened 11th, went poor 4th last, 4th of 8, 25l behind The Black Baron (11-0) at Folkestone 2m 5f mdn chs (5) gs in Jan.