HENRYVILLE won with plenty to spare at Plumpton on his hurdling bow. He can defy a penalty and go in again here. Sound Investment proved a big disappointment at Fakenham having scored at Taunton before that and is looking to get back on track but Bertie Boru showed some progress when third at Uttoxeter last time and could figure. Royal Guardsman was well beaten at Ascot in February but this is much easier and neither Letemgo or Soixante Six ran anywhere near their bumper form when tailed off on their respective hurdling debuts.
Henryville 5-2 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, soon not much room and switched right, led last, kept on well, won at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Mr Steel (11-1) by 4l, 6 ran.
Sound Investment (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Close up, hampered 7th, ridden and weakened 2 out, 5th of 10, 47l behind Edmund Kean (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Feb.
Bertie Boru (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Mid-division on outside, headway when bumped slightly 3rd, blundered 5th, every chance from 3 out until before last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Fourovakind (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Buffy Brosnan 16-1 (11-1) Chased winner until pushed along 6f out, weakened quickly over 4f out, 5th of 7, 34l behind Seven Nation Army (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft.
Keep The Cash (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Held up in touch in rear, ridden 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 8, well behind Glacial Rock (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Letemgo (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders in 4th, mistake 5th, left disputing 3rd at 7th, weakened after next, well beaten when went left 3 out, 5th of 10, 39l behind Uncle Jimmy (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Ricketyrock 100-1 (10-9) Took keen hold in touch, ridden and outpaced soon after 4 out, no chance after, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Lienosus (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Royal Guardsman (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Settled towards rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, weakened approaching last, 4th of 7, 22l behind Up And Go (11-5) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Soixante Six 14-1 (11-2) Soon in touch in mid-division, improved after 5th, 3rd when jumped slowly 6th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Shernando (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Speedy Tunes (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind Berkeley Barron (10-12) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Vision Of Lights (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in rear on outside, headway 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 22l behind Make A Track (11-10) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar '11.
Val D'allier (FR) 33-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 12, 43l behind Western Jo (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.