Fourth Act is a probable improver but winning pointer Kudu Shine has shown little under Rules so far and Monksgold was well beaten on his hurdles bow. Saint Breiz won at 66/1 over 2m here last month but was then well beaten in a three-horse race at Exeter and may struggle under a penalty. SOUTHFIELD VIC never looked comfortable on the Polytrack at Kempton last time but was earlier beaten less than 10 lengths behind Red Sherlock in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham and should be tough to beat if translating that form to hurdles. Demographic was second over 3m1f at Huntingdon in December but probably needs more here.
Saint Breiz (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, no chance with winner from next, 2nd of 3, 24l behind Capote (11-4) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Absolutely Bygones (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 13l behind Neston Grace (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Bostin (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Mid-diviison on outside, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 25l behind Five In A Row (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Demographic (USA) 7-2 (10-2) Held up in 4th, not always fluent, closed from 3 out, chased winner next, no impression, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Aerial (10-12) at Taunton 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Fourth Act (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, held up in touch, headway to track leaders 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, rallied to poor 4th before 2 out, 4th of 7, 16l behind Boogie In The Barn (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Kudu Shine 11-4fav (10-12) Led until 2nd, stayed pressing leader until weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Toubeera (11-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Malibu Rock 14-1 (11-2) Led 1f, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 16, 24l behind Bringithomeminty (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Monksgold (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, mistake 4th, hanging left in 6th well before omitted 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 47l behind Tistory (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Saddlers Encore (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along and lost place after 4th, reminders next, in touch when stumbled badly 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Knight Of Noir (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Southfield Vic (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 6l behind One For The Guv'nr (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.